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Hume and Contemporary Philosophy of Action
ByConstantine Sandis

Hume is too distant in time from us for any interpretation to be advanced with great certainty, but I have tried to offer a reading that is both charitable and true to the texts. My primary aim has been to show how seemingly disparate aspects of Hume’s work combine to provide an overall philosophy of action that is much richer than previously assumed. This involved re-examining what he has to say about our ideas of causation, motivation, and the self as they relate to human and animal agency.