Tamás Demeter, Ph.D. (2010), University of Cambridge, is Research Group Leader at the Institute of Philosophy, RCH, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and teaches at the University of Pécs, Hungary.
All interested in the philosophy of David Hume, the Scottish Enlightenment, eighteenth-century Newtonianism, history of scientific methodology, history of science in the Enlightenment.
“an exciting and useful volume”
Roger L. Emerson, University of Western Ontario (Emeritus), in Metascience, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s11016-017-0201-2
"The merits of Demeter's book are nevertheless substantial. I recommend David Hume and the Culture of Scottish Newtonianism for anyone who is interested in the integrated history of the natural sciences and humanities/social sciences, the work of Hume and the history of philosophy as contextualized in its social environment."
Matias Slavov, University of Jyväskylä, in the Journal of Early Modern Studies, 2017, pp 207-212
"a valuable contribution to our understanding of the intellectual context of Hume’s philosophy, that should make a decisive change to what we mean when we describe Hume as a ‘Newton of the mind’."
James A. Harris, University of St. Andrews, in The Philosophical Quarterly, DOI 10.1093/pq/pqx041
Table of contents
THE UNITY OF SCOTTISH NEWTONIANISM
I. The Conceptual Unity of Scottish Newtonianism
II. The Methodological Unity of Scottish Newtonianism
METHODOLOGICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
III. Hume’s Copernican Turn
IV. Newton’s Method and Hume’s Science of Man
V. Hume and the Changing Ideology of Natural Inquiry
HUME’S METHOD AND PROJECT
VI. The Experimental Method
VII. A Chemistry of Perceptions
VIII. An Anatomy and Physiology of the Mind
MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND NORMATIVE MORALITY
IX. Three Perspectives on Human Action
X. The Objectivity of Moral Cognition and Philosophy