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Topics: David Hume, Metaphysics, Scotland Pages: 7 (2032 words) Published: December 4, 2013
AVID HUME
AVID HUME

David Hume was born April 26, 1711 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father died the following year and left the estate to his eldest son, John. John ensured that David would receive a good Presbyterian upbringing and sent him -- at the age of 12 -- to the University of Edinburgh. David left three years later, to become a philosopher!

His family suggested he try law, and he tried, but found that it -- as he put it -- made him sick. So he went off to travel a few years in England and France. It was at a Jesuit College in France that he wrote A Treatise of Human Nature (in two parts), which he published anonymously in London in 1739.

Hume was the ultimate skeptic, convincingly reducing matter, mind, religion, and science to a matter of sense impressions and memories. First, he agreed with Bishop Berkeley that matter, or the existence of a world beyond our perceptions, is an unsupportable concept. Further, cause and effect were likewise unsupportable. We see sequences of events, but can never se David Hume was born April 26, 1711 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father died the following year and left the estate to his eldest son, John. John ensured that David would receive a good Presbyterian upbringing and sent him -- at the age of 12 -- to the University of Edinburgh. David left three years later, to become a philosopher!

His family suggested he try law, and he tried, but found that it -- as he put it -- made him sick. So he went off to travel a few years in England and France. It was at a Jesuit College in France that he wrote A Treatise of Human Nature (in two parts), which he published anonymously in London in 1739.

Hume was the ultimate skeptic, convincingly reducing matter, mind, religion, and science to a matter of sense impressions and memories. First, he agreed with Bishop Berkeley that matter, or the existence of a world beyond our perceptions, is an unsupportable concept. Further, cause and effect were likewise unsupportable. We see sequences of events, but can never seAVID HUME

David Hume was born April 26, 1711 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father died the following year and left the estate to his eldest son, John. John ensured that David would receive a good Presbyterian upbringing and sent him -- at the age of 12 -- to the University of Edinburgh. David left three years later, to become a philosopher!

His family suggested he try law, and he tried, but found that it -- as he put it -- made him sick. So he went off to travel a few years in England and France. It was at a Jesuit College in France that he wrote A Treatise of Human Nature (in two parts), which he published anonymously in London in 1739.

Hume was the ultimate skeptic, convincingly reducing matter, mind, religion, and science to a matter of sense impressions and memories. First, he agreed with Bishop Berkeley that matter, or the existence of a world beyond our perceptions, is an unsupportable concept. Further, cause and effect were likewise unsupportable. We see sequences of events, but can never seAVID HUME

David Hume was born April 26, 1711 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father died the following year and left the estate to his eldest son, John. John ensured that David would receive a good Presbyterian upbringing and sent him -- at the age of 12 -- to the University of Edinburgh. David left three years later, to become a philosopher!

His family suggested he try law, and he tried, but found that it -- as he put it -- made him sick. So he went off to travel a few years in England and France. It was at a Jesuit College in France that he wrote A Treatise of Human Nature (in two parts), which he published anonymously in London in 1739.

Hume was the ultimate skeptic, convincingly reducing matter, mind, religion, and science to a matter of sense impressions and memories. First, he agreed with Bishop Berkeley that matter, or the existence of a world beyond our perceptions, is an...
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