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The father of modern scepticism and perhaps the most important English philosopher, Hume was lauded within his own lifetime as a pivotal figure of the Enlightenment, with his highly original theories of perception, personal identity, causation, politics, morality, and religion. Hume’s voice, lucid and witty, is still an acute critic of human nature and Western thought.

"An admirable introduction. Noonan offers thorough and accurate explanations for many of Hume's most complicated positions. Hume would make a fine purchase for those interested in getting an overview of Hume."

– Metapsychology Online Review

"Harold Noonan has produced a first-rate introduction to Hume, covering not just his metaphysics and epistemology, but also his ethical theory and philosophy of religion. It will be an excellent resource for students."

– Alex Miller - University of Birmingham