Le statut de l’éloquence dans la philosophie de David Hume : dépassements spatiotemporels et identitaires à la lumière d’une propédeutique

Abstract : Anyone who scrutinizes the status of eloquence in Hume cannot dismiss questioning the author's analyses in A Treatise on Human Nature, while paying close attention to the Moral, Political, and Literary Essays, and to An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Examination of the verve within humian philosophy can be risky and complex, especially as the fragmentation in the approach to the subject is accompanied by considerations that may obscure rather than clarify the understanding of a number of problems. This work seeks to demonstrate that, in Hume, eloquence can be understood under the prism of a deliberate and amusing activity of “self-knowledge of the imagination (spirit)”, since it is withdrawn on itself even when it represents a myriad of possible existences. In this way, eloquence abandons its status of risky and hazardous practice to make itself the guarantor of a scientific propaedeutic endeavor, that is to say, a discipline of initiation to the humian science of man.
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Rogério Soares Mascarenhas. Le statut de l’éloquence dans la philosophie de David Hume : dépassements spatiotemporels et identitaires à la lumière d’une propédeutique. Philosophie. Université Clermont Auvergne, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018CLFAL015⟩. ⟨tel-02081643⟩

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