Well, I have started re-reading Book I of Hume's Treatise in preparation for my video lectures and, as I feared, I have immediately run into two problems. The first is this: Hume’s prose is so graceful, so disarmingly and misleadingly simple, that the only rational choice is for me just to read aloud from the text for an hour each time, until, perhaps six or seven lectures in, I venture an observation or a quibble. But that clearly will not do. So I must find some way to summarize. I mean, no one would undertake to summarize Emily Dickinson or William Shakespeare, would they?
The second problem is that I had forgotten how much there is, worthy of extended discussion, even in sections I imagined I could skip over. I had thought perhaps three lectures would do it for Book I. Not bloody likely!