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Historical reference: Hume and critical realism

Citation
Dow S (2002) Historical reference: Hume and critical realism, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 26 (6), pp. 683-695.

Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to make the case for discussing developments in the history of thought as having the potential to inform modern discussion. The case is made by means of considering the particular relevance of David Hume's thought for critical realism, emphasising his use of the concepts of belief and imagination both in establishing philosophical foundations and as being relevant for theory content. The notion that context is significant is used constructively by suggesting that important elements in common between the contexts of Hume and of modern discussions reinforce the potential value of considering Hume's ideas.

Keywords
David Hume; critical realism; history of thought

StatusPublished
AuthorsDow Sheila
Publication date01/11/2002
PublisherOxford University Press
ISSN 0309-166X
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Cambridge Journal of Economics: Volume 26, Issue 6 (NOV 1 2002)

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