Read e-book online David Hume's Critique of Infinity (Brill's Studies in PDF

By Professor of Philosophy Dale Jacquette

ISBN-10: 9004116494

ISBN-13: 9789004116498

This research of Hume's philosophy of arithmetic seriously examines his objections to the idea that of infinity in its historic context as a made from Enlightenment idea of data, and assesses the clients of his strict finitism within the gentle of latest arithmetic.

Show description

Read or Download David Hume's Critique of Infinity (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) PDF

Best interior decorating books

Download e-book for kindle: Dolos and Dike in Sophokles' Elektra (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca by Leona MacLeod

The most challenge dealing with critics of Sophokles' Elektra has continually been knowing the presentation of the vengeance and the character of justice it represents. This quantity addresses the moral problems with this play via an research of the language and argumentation which the characters use to provide an explanation for and justify their behaviour.

Download PDF by Ed Noort, Tigchelaar: Sodom's Sin: Genesis 18-19 and its Interpretations (Themes

This quantity is dedicated to the receptions of and reflections at the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah as instructed in Genesis 18 and 19. articles speak about intertextual reactions to the Sodom narrative in the Hebrew Bible. 5 contributions research readings and rewritings of the Sodom narrative in early Jewish, Christian and Islamic writings: Jubilees, the useless Sea Scrolls, the recent testomony (Revelation 11), Targumim and early Koran commentaries.

Read e-book online The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home PDF

Realize and rejoice the magic of lifestyles with undying rites and spells. Create a paranormal household—a haven of concord, defense, spirituality, defense, and romance. the advantages contain a happier life, safeguard opposed to thieves, superior well-being, restful sleep, pleasurable religious reports, and an ideal setting for optimistic magic.

Additional info for David Hume's Critique of Infinity (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History)

Example text

46 The definitions of body and place vary, therefore the things themselves must also be different. In fact, the usual sense of ‘place’ is really a kind of body: human beings at a certain point on the earth are, materially speaking, bodies within bodies (478B): . . place is nothing else but the boundary and enclosures of things which are contained within a fixed limit . . this world with its parts is not a place, but is contained within place, that is, within the fixed limit of its definition .

Locus siquidem et tempus inter omnia, quae creata sunt, computantur. In his namque duobus totus mundus, qui nunc est, consistit, et sine quibus esse non potest. Ideoque a Graecis dicuntur, VN ANEY TO PAN id est, quibus sine universitas esse non valet. ’ 68 Ibidem, 56, 482B, ll. 1702–1712: ‘Si autem aliquo modo, sed non universaliter ea, quae sunt, habent esse, quemadmodum sub loco esse, per positionem et finem rationum, in quibus secundum naturam sunt, et sub tempore esse, omnino per principium, non ostendentur?

64 It would seem to follow then, first, that when we know the definition of any given thing which we did not create, this is something which we have discovered rather than invented, and second, that when we do make up a definition, either it will be of something we make ourselves, or it will be what Eriugena calls a phantasm, an illusion. Eriugena divides up the categories according to whether they are at rest or in motion. 65 Motion, in fact, is the principle of time, and place and 59 Ibidem, 58, 483D, ll.

Download PDF sample

David Hume's Critique of Infinity (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) by Professor of Philosophy Dale Jacquette

by Joseph

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 24 votes