Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. The Origins of Hume’s Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Norman Kemp Smith
      Pages 22-51
    3. Norman Kemp Smith
      Pages 52-76
  3. Preliminary Simplified Statement of Hume’s Central Doctrines, taken Mainly in the Order of their Exposition in the Treatise and Enquiries

  4. Detailed Consideration of the Central Doctrines, taken in What may be Presumed to have been the Order of their First Discovery

About this book


Norman Kemp Smith's The Philosophy of David Hume has long been regarded as a classic study by scholars in the field - a ground-breaking book that has since been unsurpassed in its comprehensive coverage of the ideas and issues of Hume's Treatise. This reissue brings this currently out-of-print and highly sought-after classic up-to-date with a new introduction by Don Garrett. Garrett's new introduction sets the book in its contemporary context and makes the case for its continuing importance in the field of Hume scholarship.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Norman Kemp Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1941
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-1507-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51117-0
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