In this latest addition to the Re-reading the Canon series (a series of collections each devoted to feminist interpretations of a single philosopher), we are offered thirteen essays on Hume's philosophy, covering his views on metaphysics, epistemology, moral philosophy, religion, aesthetics politics, and history. They address all of his main works and many of his less discussed essays. This diverse collection is bound together by the theme of feminism, but how this theme works itself in varies considerably from essay to essay. There are, broadly, four different ways that feminism enters into the interpretations.
Copyright © 2001, University of Victoria. This article first appeared in Philosophy in Review: 21:2 (2001), 125-127.
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McCormick, Miriam S. "Book Review of Feminist Interpretations of David Hume by Anne Jaap Jacobson." Philosophy in Review 21, no. 2 (April 2001): 125-27.