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Kyle Malcolm INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY HUME in Stumpf STUDY GUIDE What was Hume’s relationship to Locke, Berkeley, and empiricism? (270) He took the most empirical elements of Locke and Berkeley and formulated the most clearly empirical thought. [Note that the author’s understanding of Hume’s temperament seems to come largely from Hume’s description of himself. As a young man he suffered what most today would call a nervous breakdown. After that he tried to affect and portray an easy going attitude, and wanted to be seen as very successful socially. Not everyone agrees that he was as nonplused as he wanted to seem.] What did Hume at first think of science? What conclusion did he eventually come to? He was adverse to anything other than philosophy and general learning. He found that the scientific method could not be used to figure out the mechanics of human thought. What role did common sense play for Locke and Berkeley, and why didn’t Hume take the same approach to knowledge? Experience gives all humans common sense according to Locke and Berkeley.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course P 311 taught by Professor Morley during the Fall '07 term at The Mater's University.

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