Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy

Hume's Radical Scepticism and the Fate of Naturalized Epistemology

Authors: Meeker, K.

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Treating David Hume as a partner in a continuing philosophical dialogue, this book tries to come to terms with Hume's influential thoughts on scepticism and naturalism in a way that sheds light on contemporary philosophy and its relationship to science.

About the authors

KEVIN MEEKER is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Alabama. He has co-edited The Philosophical Challenge of Religious Diversity with Phil Quinn. In addition, he has published many articles in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, American Philosophical Quarterly, and Hume Studies.

Reviews

“Kevin Meeker’s extremely stimulating book is self-consciously set against scholarly consensus. … I have only been able to give a flavour of Meeker’s book, and it is something that should be read by anyone interested in Hume’s epistemology.” (P. J. E. Kail, Dialectica, Vol. 69 (4), December, 2015)

"Kevin Meeker is the secret hero of recent Hume scholarship; he patiently and with careful and clear arguments returned it from the darkness which had engulfed it. Meeker's book will let more in on the secret: it forces us all to confront the radical skepticism at the heart of Hume's philosophy. In addition he uses Hume's philosophy to illuminate later philosophers (especially Quine) and helps us think more wisely with Hume about on-going debates in contemporary philosophy (especially epistemology and philosophy of religion)." - Eric Schliesser, Ghent University


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • A Tale of Two Interpretations

    Meeker, Kevin

    Pages 1-24

  • Fallibility Gains a Foothold: A Model for Understanding Humean Scepticism

    Meeker, Kevin

    Pages 25-42

  • Fallibility’s Ultimate Epistemic Consequence

    Meeker, Kevin

    Pages 43-64

  • Belief without Evidence

    Meeker, Kevin

    Pages 65-86

  • Endorsing Epistemic Egalitarianism

    Meeker, Kevin

    Pages 87-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hume's Radical Scepticism and the Fate of Naturalized Epistemology
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02555-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137025555
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02554-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43895-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 196
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