Category Archives: Hume

HUME: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding [Sections VII-XII]

Speaking of the problem of induction outlined by David Hume, the 20th century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said “It is a hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise.” Continue reading HUME: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding [Sections VII-XII]

HUME: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding [Sections I-VI]

David Hume is an 18th century Scottish philosopher, who once wrote “If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.” Continue reading HUME: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding [Sections I-VI]