The Philosophy of David Hume (World’s Best Books, #340)


      The Philosophy of David Hume (World’s Best Books, #340)
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David Hume was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and scepticism.In light of Hume s central role in the Scottish Enlightenment, and in the history of Western philosophy, Bryan Magee judged him as a philosopher widely regarded as the greatest who has ever written in the English language While Hume failed in his attempts to start a university career, he took part in various diplomatic and military missions of the time He wrote The History of England which became a bestseller, and it became the standard history of England in its day.His empirical approach places him with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others at the time as a British Empiricist.Beginning with his A Treatise of Human Nature 1739 , Hume strove to create a total naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature In opposition to the rationalists who preceded him, most notably Ren Descartes, he concluded that desire rather than reason governed human behaviour He also argued against the existence of innate ideas, concluding that humans have knowledge only of things they directly experience He argued that inductive reasoning and therefore causality cannot be justified rationally Our assumptions in favour of these result from custom and constant conjunction rather than logic He concluded that humans have no actual conception of the self, only of a bundle of sensations associated with the self.Hume s compatibilist theory of free will proved extremely influential on subsequent moral philosophy He was also a sentimentalist who held that ethics are based on feelings rather than abstract moral principles, and expounded the is ought problem.Hume has proved extremely influential on subsequent western philosophy, especially on utilitarianism, logical positivism, William James, the philosophy of science, early analytic philosophy, cognitive philosophy, theology and other movements and thinkers In addition, according to philosopher Jerry Fodor, Hume s Treatise is the founding document of cognitive science Hume engaged with contemporary intellectual luminaries such as Jean Jacques Rousseau, James Boswell, and Adam Smith who acknowledged Hume s influence on his economics and political philosophy Immanuel Kant credited Hume with awakening him from dogmatic slumbers.

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  • 14 October 2018

10 thoughts on “ The Philosophy of David Hume (World’s Best Books, #340)

  1. says:

    Many of his observations are prescient But his glaring inconsistencies should discount much of his conclusions In his Treaties of Human Nature, Hume tries to establish that all knowledge comes by way of perception So far, so good But then he veers off and his skepticism becomes so ridiculous that the self is a result of innumerable perceptions which leads inevitably to a constantly changing ego And yet, he relies on an undefined but fixed control of Nature Here s an inconsistency Hume Many of his observations are prescient But his glaring inconsistencies should discount much of his conclusions In his Treaties of Human Nature, Hume tries to establish that all knowledge comes by way of perception So far, so good But then he veers off and his skepticism becomes so ridiculous that the self is a result of innumerable perceptions which leads inevitably to a constantly changing ego And yet, he relies on an undefined but fixed control of Nature Here s an inconsistency Hume can never really know himself, but he knows the unfathomable, infinite Nature And he turns the concept of Will on its head Will to him is the internal perception that we consciously feel when we knowingly give rise to any new mo...

  2. says:

    I was disappointed to discover that most of the texts in this volume were abridged I only finished the Dialogues on Natural Religion, which was the only complete text.

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