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  David Hume - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hume was heavily influenced by empiricists John Locke and George Berkeley, along with various Francophone writers such as Pierre Bayle, and various figures on the Anglophone intellectual landscape such as Isaac Newton, Samuel Clarke, Francis Hutcheson, and Joseph Butler.
Hume was charged with heresy but he was defended by his young clerical friends who argued that as an atheist he lay outside the jurisdiction of the Church.
Fogelin (1993) concluded that Hume was a radical perspectivalist, perhaps as in Protagoras and certainly in Sextus Empiricus.
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 Learn more about David Hume in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
David Hume (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher and historian and, with Adam Smith and Thomas Reid among others, one of the most important figures in the Scottish Enlightenment.
Hume calls for writers to be on their guard against changing the subject like that, not without giving an explanation of how the ought-statements are supposed to follow from the is-statements.
Hume, along with his fellow members of the Scottish Enlightenment, first advanced the idea that moral rules are justified by promoting the utility of the persons involved.
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 David Hume - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Hume scholarship has tended to oscillate over time between those who emphasize the sceptical side of Hume (such as Reid, Greene, and the logical positivists), and those who emphasize the naturalist side (such as Don Garrett, Norman Kemp Smith, Kerri Skinner, Barry Stroud, and Galen Strawson).
Hume was born in Berwickshire, Scotland near Edinburgh and attended Edinburgh University.
Hume failed to gain chairs of philosophy in Edinburgh and in Glasgow, probably due to charges of atheism, and to the opposition of one of his chief critics, Thomas Reid.
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Hume managed to extricate himself from this situation, and accepted the invitation of his cousin, Lieutenant-General James St. Clair, to be his Secretary ("I wore the uniform of an officer.") on a military expedition against the French in Quebec.
Hume sometimes describes benevolence as a manifestation of our "natural" or "social sympathy." In both texts, Hume's central point is that we experience this "feeling for humanity" in ourselves and observe it in others, so "the selfish hypothesis" is "contrary both to common feeling and to our most unprejudiced notions" (EPM, 298).
Hume summarizes his account in this definition of virtue, or Personal Merit: "every quality of the mind, which is useful or agreeable to the person himself or to others, communicates a pleasure to the spectator, engages his esteem, and is admitted under the honourable denomination of virtue or merit" (EPM, 277).
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 David Hume: Life and Writings [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
David Hume was born in 1711 to a moderately wealthy family from Berwickshire Scotland, near Edinburgh.
Hume was educated by his widowed mother until he left for the University of Edinburgh at the age of eleven.
Hume was in rapid decline during the last few months of his life from what he described as “a habitual diarrhoea of more than a year’s standing;” a similar disorder led to his mother’s death.
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 David Hume -- Writings on Religion [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
David Hume ranks among the most influential philosophers in the field of the philosophy of religion.
Hume appears to have been unfamiliar with the medieval versions of the theistic proofs, and, like most of his British contemporaries, does not even discuss the ontological argument.
Hume used all of the rhetorical devices at his disposal, and left it to his readers to decode his most controversial conclusions.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/h/humereli.htm   (4187 words)

 David Hume, Biography: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
Hume explained that as net exports increased and more gold flowed into a country to pay for them, the prices of goods in that country would rise.
Hume showed that the increase in domestic prices due to the gold inflow would discourage exports and encourage imports, thus automatically limiting the amount by which exports would exceed imports.
Hume died the year The Wealth of Nations was published, and in the presence of its author, Adam Smith.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/bios/Hume.html   (546 words)

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