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David Fate Norton

Professor Emeritus
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy,
University of Victoria

 

Addresses

322-540 Dallas Road
Victoria, BC  V8V 4X9
Canada

davidnorton01 [at] shaw [dot] ca

Degrees

MA (Philosophy), Claremont Graduate School, 1964
PhD (Philosophy), University of California, San Diego, 1966

Teaching and research areas

Eighteenth-century British philosophy, especially scepticism and moral theory; David Hume; Francis Hutcheson

Recent Publications

The Oxford Philosophical Texts Edition of David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature and An Abstract . . . of A Treatise of Human Nature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000) [10] + 727 pp.
Author, “Editor’s Introduction,” 105 pp.
Co-editor, with Mary J. Norton, of the texts of the Treatise and Abstract, 417 pp.
Co-author, with Mary J. Norton, of the Editors’ Annotations, Glossary, References,
and Index, 205 pp.

“Substantive Differences between Two Texts of Hume’s Treatise,” with Mary. J. Norton, Hume Studies 26 (2000), 245-77.

“From John Locke to Dugald Stewart,” Journal of the History of Ideas 61 (2001), 359-65.

“The Academical or Sceptical Philosophy,” in Reading Hume on Human Understanding, ed. Peter Millican (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 2002), 371-92.

Review of Hume’s Reception in Early America, ed. Mark G. Spencer, Hume Studies 30 (2004), 408-11.

“Hume and Hutcheson: The Question of Influence,” Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, 2 (2005), 211-56.

The Oxford Philosophical Texts Edition of David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature and An Abstract . . . of A Treatise of Human Nature, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, revised 9th printing, 2005), [10] + 727 pp.

“The Bibliothèque raisonnée Review of Volume 3 of the Treatise: Authorship, Text, and Translation,” with Dario Perinetti, Hume Studies 33 (2006), 3-56.

“The Foundations of Morality Debate,” with Manfred Kuehn, The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy, 2 vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 2: 939-86.

“A Preview of the Clarendon Edition of A Treatise of Human Nature,” in New Essays on David Hume, ed. E. Mazza and E. Ronchetti (Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2007).

The Clarendon Edition of David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, An Abstract . . . of A Treatise of Human Nature, and A Letter from a Gentleman, 2 vols. (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 2007), [16] + 1174 pp.
Vol. 1. The critical texts of the Treatise, Abstract, and A Letter from a Gentleman, Editor, with Mary J. Norton, the texts of the Treatise, Abstract, and A Letter from a Gentleman, [16] + 431 pp.
Vol. 2. Author, “Historical Account of A Treatise of Human Nature from its Beginnings to the Time of Hume’s Death,” 158 pp.
Co-Author, with Mary J. Norton, “Editing the Texts of the Treatise, the Abstract, and the Letter from a Gentleman”; “Editors’ Annotations”; Bibliography; Index 1; Index 2; [10] + 586 pp.


“A Response to our Colleagues (a contribution to a Symposium on the Clarendon Edition of Hume’s Treatise, Abstract, and Letter),” with Mary J. Norton, Hume Studies 34 (2007), 313-34.

Review of David Hume. An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding and Other Writings. Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy, ed. Stephen Buckle; and of David Hume, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. Oxford World's Classics, ed. Peter Millican, Hume Studies 34 (2008), 293-99.

The Cambridge Companion to Hume, ed. with Jacqueline Taylor, 2nd  ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), 554 pp. “An Introduction to Hume’s Thought,” 1-39., “The Foundations of Morality in Hume’s Treatise,” 270-310.

Paperback edition, The Clarendon Edition of David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, An Abstract . . . of A Treatise of Human Nature, and A Letter from a Gentleman, 2 vols. (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 2011).

“Keeping the Journal Alive,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 50 (2012), 153-58.

Forthcoming

David Hume. A new entry for the 3rd  ed. of the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy.