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Reading Questions for 10/30: Hume’s View of the Operation of the Human Understanding

In Sections IV and V of the Enquiry, Hume presents some skeptical doubts concerning the operations of the understanding (IV) and then seeks to resolve these doubts through embracing a skeptical attitude, rather than through defending human understanding against these doubts (V). This discussion complements the discussions of Sections II and III in establishing the…

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Reading Questions for 10/28: Hume’s Philosophical Methodology

  Statue of Scottish Philosopher David Hume (1711 to 1776) by Alexander Stoddart. Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo Credit: Bandan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons In Sections II and III of the Enquiry, Hume introduces and justifies the particular approach to philosophical problems (and/or to the problems with philosophy) that…