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The Imagination in Hume's Philosophy

The Canvas of the Mind

Timothy M. Costelloe

Hardback (Forthcoming)
£80.00

A systematic treatment of Hume’s conception of imagination in all the main topics of his philosophy

The prominence of the imagination in David Hume’s philosophy has been recognised by generations of readers. In this rich study, Timothy Costelloe gives us the most complete picture yet of Hume’s view of imagination – and its place in his philosophy.

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Contents

List of Abbreviations
Preface
1. Hume's Imagination
2. Metaphysics
3. Morals and Politics
4. Aesthetics
5. History
6. Religion
7. Philosophy
Bibliography.

About the Author

Timothy Costelloe is Professor of Philosophy at The College of William & Mary. He is the author of Aesthetics and Morals in the Philosophy of David Hume (Routledge, 2007), The British Aesthetic Tradition: From Shaftesbury to Wittgenstein (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and he is editor of The Sublime: From Antiquity to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

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