Who is David HumeDavid Hume (; born David Home; 7 May 1711 NS (26 April 1711 OS) – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, scepticism, and naturalism. Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature. Hume argued against the existence of innate ideas, positing that all human knowledge derives solely from experience. This places him with Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and George Berkeley as an Empiricist.Hume argued that inductive reasoning and belief in causality cannot be justified rationally; instead, they result from custom and ment...
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- This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.
- Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
- Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
- Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.
- Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.
Comments about David HumeTsumihajikenzi: david hume was a statist; hell, technically even the levellers were statists, the minarchists of their day. hume was even more statist & had 0 but the typical bullshit of "the nature of man is to be governed because of his nature" to say against them.
Philosophersmag: the life of a man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.--david hume
Sueashford5: watching parliamentary question time in the senate. david pocock is very impressive. senator cash and senator hume seem even less impressive than before
William85ramsey: see: david hume, adam smith (1776), exodus, leviticus, thomas jefferson, john locke, w.v.o. quine, daniel webster, samuel johnson, david lewis (convention), aristotle, charles darwin, irwin schiff, ralph klein, elliot sober, ian hacking on scientific realism, leibniz on harmony.
Lordbonkers: "to avoid what david hume called the 'vulgar error' of 'putting nothing but nonsense into the mouth of the adversary' we should ... consider the best, strongest version of an opponent’s argument, not only the worst."
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