A Very Short Introduction
Publication Date: January 2001
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Hume's "naturalist" approach to a wide variety of philosophical topics resulted in highly original theories about perception, self-identity, causation, morality, politics, and religion, all of which are discussed in this stimulating introduction by A.J. Ayer, himself one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers. Ayer also gives an account of Hume's fascinating life and character, and includes generous quotations from Hume's lucid and often witty writings.
About the AuthorA. J. Ayer is a Fellow of the British Academy, an honorary Fellow of University College, London, an honorary Fellow of Wadham College and New College, and an honorary Student of Christ Church at Oxford University. His "Wittgenstein" is also published by the University of Chicago Press.