What is Hume?

  • (noun): Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776).
    Synonyms: David Hume

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Hume And The Problem Of Causation
... Hume and the Problem of Causation is a book written by Tom Beauchamp and Alexander Rosenberg, published in 1981 by Oxford University Press ... and Rosenberg developed a single interpretation of David Hume’s view on the nature of causation that rests on all of his works, and defended it against historical and contemporary objections ... They argued in particular that Hume was not a skeptic about induction but sought to undermine a priori justifications of induction advanced by rationalist philosophers ...
Tom Beauchamp - Career
... is also an expert on the philosophy of David Hume ... He is the coeditor of the complete works of Hume published by Oxford University Press, and together with Alexander Rosenberg is the author of Hume and the Problem of Causation (1 ...
Truth Of The World: Welcome To The Show - Personnel
... Jon Hume – vocals, guitars, concept Peter Hume – bass guitar, synthesisers, electronics, keyboards, vocals, vocoder Dann Hume – drums, percussion ...
Hume, Virginia - Famous Buildings
... Bristersburg Broad Run Casanova Delaplane Elk Run Germantown Goldvein Halfway Hopewell Hume Linden‡ Markham Morrisville Old Tavern Orlean Paris ...
Abingdon (plantation) - History - Post-Civil War - Hunter V. Hume
... Hume) that the Supreme Court of Virginia decided on June 18, 1891 ... Alexander Hunter (2nd) attempted to recover from Hume a disputed strip of Abingdon land that lay between the Washington and Alexandria Turnpike (now U.S ... The Court ruled that the strip had rightfully passed to Hume ...

Famous quotes containing the word hume:

    The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts invented, sciences cultivated, laws ordained, and societies modelled, by the most profound wisdom of patriots and legislators. Even the lonely savage, who lies exposed to the inclemency of the elements and the fury of wild beasts, forgets not, for a moment, this grand object of his being.
    —David Hume (1711–1776)

    Courage, of all national qualities, is the most precarious; because it is exerted only at intervals, and by a few in every nation; whereas industry, knowledge, civility, may be of constant and universal use, and for several ages, may become habitual to the whole people.
    —David Hume (1711–1776)

    Upon the whole, necessity is something, that exists in the mind, not in objects; nor is it possible for us ever to form the most distant idea of it, consider’d as a quality in bodies. Either we have no idea of necessity, or necessity is nothing but that determination of thought to pass from cause to effects and effects to causes, according to their experienc’d union.
    —David Hume (1711–1776)