Bibliography (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
Bailey, Alan, and Daniel O’Brien. Hume’s “Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding”: Reader’s Guide. London: Continuum, 2006. Introductory overview, aimed at undergraduate students and general readers. Discusses the philosophical background, key themes and concepts, critical reception, and influence of Hume’s work.
Buckle, Stephen. Hume’s Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.” New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. A commentary on An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by a leading Hume scholar. Buckle explicates Hume’s arguments and places the work within its historical and intellectual context and its relationship to Enlightenment thought.
Noxon, James. Hume’s Philosophical Development. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1973. Compares Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature and An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.
Olshewsky, Thomas M. “The Classical Roots of Hume’s Skepticism.” Journal of the History of Ideas 52, no. 2 (April-June, 1991): 269-288. Interprets Hume’s work through an analysis of skepticism on the basis of the Stoic philosophy of Sextus Empiricus.
Radcliffe, Elizabeth S., ed. A Companion to Hume. Malden,...
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