David Hume Biography

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Dictionary of Literary Biography on David Hume

David Hume's literary work reveals an extraordinary range of interests and a mind of unusual scope and penetration. Recognized as one of the greatest modern philosophers, he made original contributions to the major areas of philosophical inquiry: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, ethics, aesthetics, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Undergraduate textbooks in philosophy abound with examples of philosophical analyses derived from Hume: the riddle of induction, known as "Hume's problem of induction"; the "bundle" theory of the mind; the "is-ought" distinction between factual and moral judgments, known as "Hume's law"; the division of all judgments into those asserting matters of fact and those asserting relations of ideas, known as "Hume's fork." Several philosophical movements (often contrary to each other) have credited Hume with exerting a seminal influence. Immanuel Kant claimed that Hume awakened him from his "dogmatic slumbers," making possible his own highly influential philosophy...

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