Thought and Action
|Published||1959 (Chatto and Windus)|
Hampshire develops in greater detail ideas about freedom and the philosophy of mind that he had already explored in his Spinoza. He examines a set of contrasts between that which is unavoidable in human thought and that which is contingent, between knowledge and decision, criticism and practice, philosophy and experience. He argues that empiricist theories of perception descending from George Berkeley and David Hume mistakenly represent people as passive observers receiving impressions from "outside" of the mind, where the "outside" includes their own bodies.
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- Hampshire, Stuart (1959). Thought and Action. London: Chatto and Windus.
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