David Hume
David Hume (/ˈhjuːm/; 7 May 1711 NS – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and scept...
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Is-ought problem
The is–ought problem, as articulated by Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume (1711–76), states that many writers make claims about what ought to be on the basis of statements about what is. H...
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Anthropic principle
In astrophysics and cosmology, the anthropic principle (from Greek anthropos, meaning "human") is the philosophical consideration that observations of the physical Universe must be compatible...
Problem of evil
In the philosophy of religion, the problem of evil is the question of how to reconcile the existence of evil with that of a deity who is, in either absolute or relative terms, omnipotent, omniscient, ...
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J. Y. T. Greig
John Young Thomson Greig (1891-1963) was a British literary scholar and award-winning biographer. He was born in Manchuria where his father was a Presbyterian missionary. He served in the First World ...
Donald Livingston
Donald Livingston is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Emory University with an "expertise in the writings of David Hume." In 2003 he founded the Abbeville Institute, which is devoted to the study o...
Relation of Ideas
In philosophy, a relation is a type of fact that is true or false of two things. For instance, "being taller than" is a relation that is true of "Shaquille O'Neal and Ross Perot" and false of "the Emp...
Of Miracles
"Of Miracles" is the title of Section X of David Hume's An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1748).
In the 19th-century edition of Hume's Enquiry (in Sir John Lubbock's series, "One Hundred ...
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Hume's fork
Hume's fork is an explanation, developed by later philosophers, of David Hume's aggressive, 1730s division of "relations of ideas" from "matters of fact and real existence". On the necessary versus c...
Gerhard Streminger
Gerhard Streminger is an Austrian Philosopher and author, born in Graz in 1952 . From 1970, he studied philosophy and mathematics in Graz, Goettingen, Edinburgh with G.E.Davie and Oxford with J. L. Ma...
Hume's Fork (novel)
Hume's Fork is a satirical novel released in April 2007. It is written by Ron Cooper and published by Bancroft Press.
Hume's Fork is a novel about a philosophy professor named Legare "Greazy" Hume...
The Missing Shade of Blue
"The Missing Shade of Blue" is an example introduced by the Scottish philosopher David Hume to show that it is at least conceivable that the mind can generate an idea without first being exposed to th...
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Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary
Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (1758) is a two volume compilation of essays by David Hume. Part I includes the essays from Essays, Moral and Political, plus two essays from Four Dissertations....
Question of fact
In law, a question of fact, also known as a point of fact, is a question which must be answered by reference to facts and evidence, and inferences arising from those facts. Such a question is distinct...
The History of Great Britain
The History of Great Britain is the name sometimes (mistakenly) given to David Hume's The History of England. According to the British Library, "The History of Great Britain" refers to the last two v...
Privatio boni
The privation of good (Latin: privatio boni) is a theological doctrine that evil, unlike good, is insubstantial, so that thinking of it as an entity is misleading. Instead, evil is rather the abse...
Thomas Reid
Thomas Reid FRSE (/riːd/; 26 April 1710 – 7 October 1796) was a religiously trained Scottish philosopher, a contemporary of David Hume as well as "Hume's earliest and fiercest critic." He was the foun...
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Elmer Sprague
Elmer Sprague is professor emeritus at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, where he taught philosophy for 44 years. He has a B.A. from the University of Nebraska, and a B.A. and D.Phi...
String theory landscape
The string theory landscape refers to the huge number of possible false vacua in string theory. The large number of theoretically allowed configurations has prompted suggestions that certain physical ...
Projectivism
Projectivism in philosophy involves attributing ('projecting') qualities to an object as if those qualities actually belong to it. It is a theory for how people interact with the world, and has been ...
Is–ought problem
The is–ought problem, as articulated by Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume (1711–76), states that many writers make claims about what ought to be on the basis of statements about what is. H...
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A Treatise of Human Nature (Abstract)
An Abstract of a Book lately Published, full title An Abstract of a Book lately Published; Entitled, A Treatise of Human Nature, &c. Wherein the Chief Argument of that Book is farther Illustrated ...
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Andrew Pyle (philosopher)
Andrew Pyle (born 17 March 1955) is a British philosopher on the history of philosophical atomism. Pyle is currently a Reader in Early Modern Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where he also rec...
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (EPM) is a book by Scottish enlightenment philosopher David Hume. In it, Hume argues (among other things) that the foundations of morals lie with sentime...
Constant conjunction
"Constant conjunction" is a phrase used in philosophy as a variant or near synonym for causality and induction. It can be construed to contradict a more common phrase: Correlation is not causation. It...
The History of England (Hume)
The History of England (1754–61) is David Hume's great work on the history of England, which he wrote in installments while he was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was published ...
Problem of induction
The problem of induction is the philosophical question of whether inductive reasoning leads to knowledge understood in the classic philosophical sense, since it focuses on the lack of justification fo...