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Indeed, the unrelentingly skeptical Hume believed that everything was subject to some  degree of uncertainty—an idea that turned the intellectual world on end. Regardless of  how he himself felt about Enlightenment ideas, he kept returning to one thought:  because we will never know  anything  beyond a doubt, why bother? Hume also applied  his skeptical approach to science and religion, saying that even though neither was  capable of fully explaining anything, science was stronger because it could admit that it  would never be absolutely correct.  Orphaned in Geneva at an early age, the nomadic and self-taught  Jean-Jacques  Rousseau  (1712–1778) drifted about for most of his youth, contributing intellectually  however he could. He devised a new system for musical composition (since rejected),  submitted articles to Diderot’s  Encyclopédie , and composed essays on various topics. It 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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