10.06.09 - 10.06.09 Hume 1711-1776 Lived during the time of...

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10.06.09 Hume 1711-1776 Lived during the time of the enlightenment Tried to explain human behavior without any metaphysical behavior Shows a strong concern for the significance of history For Hume the strongest determinists of human behavior are found within tradition and custom If we can explain the world mechanistically then we should be able to explain human beings the same way If we can objserve the way the world works then we can determine what something purpose Is Desires that humans have are common to humanity as a whole, these are universal, they do not require an explanation Determing what interest needs and passions are o *this is the main concern of this period o Various ways to do this o Shared assumptions World is a rational place, world is an intelligible order There is nothing hidden from humanity Reason has a strong role to play o This has not been seen since the time of the Greeks o Reason is a faculty that relates to a faculty that relates to how we experience
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