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Hume's Fork

Cooper, Ron

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ISBN 10: 1890862509 / ISBN 13: 9781890862503
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Num Pages: 258 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 236 x 163 x 23. Weight in Grams: 514. . 2007. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781890862503

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Title: Hume's Fork

Publisher: Bancroft Press

Binding: Hardcover

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"Barely adequate philosophy professor Legare Hume has a mind-body problem. No matter how far he goes, no matter how hard he thinks, he can't escape the world he lives in. On the run from his wife Tally, Legare joins brilliant but exceptionally awkward colleague Saul Grossman to attend the American Philosophical Association’s Charleston, South Carolina conference, where worlds and walks of life collide in a strange and satirical amalgamation that can only be described as reality.Legare’s mission is simple enough: put up with the conference, read a paper he never thought anyone would want to hear, receive the tenure he isn't sure he wants, and return, or not, to the wife who nearly killed him before he left. But his plans are hijacked by a botched hotel reservation and the all-too-convenient presence of the Southern family Legare has worked very hard all his adult life to avoid.Hume’s Fork is a brilliantly satirical and philosophical novel, every bit as funny as it is intelligent―a true original. Legare’s conflict―Hume’s fork, if you will― becomes the reader’s, for all worlds are one, and nothing can truly be separate from everything else."

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A South Carolina native, Ron Cooper received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University and now teaches at Central Florida Community College. He is the author of a number of philosophical essays in academic journals, such as the Journal of Speculative Philosophy and Philosophy Today, as well as the book Heidegger and Whitehead: A Phenomenological Examination into the Intelligibility of Experience (Ohio University Press). His short stories have appeared in Yalobusha Review, Timber Creek Review, Apostrophe, and The Blotter. With Hume's Fork, which is his first published novel, he was a finalist for the Bread Loaf Conference's Bakeless Literary Prize. A bluegrass enthusiast, he lives in Ocala, Florida, with his wife and three children.

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