An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding ; [with] A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh ; [and] An Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated


Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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A landmark of Enlightenment thought, Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is accompanied here by two shorter works that shed light on it: A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh, Hume's response to those accusing him of atheism, of advocating extreme skepticism, and of undermining the foundations of morality; and his Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature, which anticipates discussions developed in the Enquiry. In his concise Introduction, Eric Steinberg explores the conditions that led Hume to write the Enquiry and the work's important relationship to Book I of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature.

Narrative Naturalism

An Alternative Framework for Philosophy of Mind

Author: Jessica Wahman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

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This book addresses the nature of consciousness and the relation of mind to brain, body, and the material world. Against mechanistic and physicalist approaches, it employs a literary worldview that accommodates plural narratives, including those of neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology, and everyday experience.

Reproducibility in Biomedical Research

Epistemological and Statistical Problems

Author: Erwin B. Montgomery

Publisher: Academic Press


Category: Medical

Page: 356

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Reproducibility in Biomedical Research: Epistemological and Statistical Problems explores the ideas and conundrums inherent in scientific research. It explores factors of reproducibility, including logic, distinguishing productive from unproductive irreproducibility, the scientific method, and the use of statistics. In multiple examples and six detailed case studies, the book demonstrates the misuse of logic resulting in unproductive irreproducibility, allowing researchers to develop their own logic and planning abilities. Biomedical researchers, clinicians, administrators of scientific institutions and funding agencies, journal editors, philosophers of science and medicine will find the arguments and explorations a valuable addition to their libraries. Considers the meaning and purpose of reproducibility to help design research Reviews famous case studies of alleged irreproducibility to determine if these could be reproducible Provides a theoretical aspect to practical issues surrounding research design and conduct

Books in Print




Category: American literature


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