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David Hume
David Hume was a prominent figure of the 18th century's Scottish Enlightenment, known especially for his skepticism and rejection of theism. His early philosophical work, A Treatise of Human Nature, first published anonymously around 1739, is considered a standard of Western philosophy. Hume, taking his cue from John Locke, rejected metaphysics in favor of a focus on the empirical method -- the idea that experience and observation should be the foundation of all human knowledge. His dismissal More »
Born: April 26, 1711 (Edinburgh, Scotland)


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Moral skepticism (or moral scepticism) is a class of metaethical theories all members of which ... Sextus Empiricus, David Hume, J. L. Mackie (1977), Max Stirner, Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Joyce (2001), Michael Ruse, Joshua .... Olson, Jonas (2014) Moral Error Theory: History, Critique, Defence, Oxford University Press.


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A summary of Section V in David Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of An ...


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ABSTRACT: This paper critically examines Hume's argument against the knowledge/existence of substantival mind. This denial is rooted in his epistemology ...


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