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Because he denied the possibility of knowing anything that goes beyond the realm of experience

Because he denied the possibility of knowing anything that goes beyond the realm of experience

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Because he denied the possibility of knowing anything that goes beyond the realm of experience,  Hume has often been regarded as a thoroughgoing skeptic. However, he did not deny the usefulness  of the concepts that are employed in scientific procedure, but he did offer a new explanation of the  way in which these concepts are formed. The principles that are involved in scientific procedure are  only constructions of the human mind, but they are reliable insofar as they can be used successfully  in the ordering of human experiences. The use of the empirical method in the field of morals enabled Hume to show in a similar manner  how it is that ideas concerning right and wrong conduct have come into existence. The conclusions  reached in this area of experience were shocking to many of his contemporaries because they had 
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