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Hume's Philosophy of Human Nature

Nature volume 130, page 456 (24 September 1932) | Download Citation



HUME becomes more and more popular among philosophers. The reason is that we find ourselves in a period very similar to his. Indeed, it is felt that the dogmatic interpretations which have been given of the momentous discoveries of our tune are not quite satisfactory in themselves. Before proceeding to the formulation of new theories, it appears necessary to clear the ground, which implies primarily the action of a sceptic mind. It is quite natural, then, that philosophers should turn for inspiration and encouragement to David Hume, the father of modern scepticism.

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