The Eight Best Books on or by David Hume

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This page contains a list of the eight best books on or by Hume. Finding good introductory philosophy books can be difficult for two reasons. First, searching google for recommendations usually doesn’t bring up anything useful. Second, phrases like “best books on Hume” are ambiguous. One person may be looking for a short, beginner friendly introduction, someone else may want a comprehensive academic overview, a third person may be looking for classic works by Hume. This list tries to account for this ambiguity by recommending different types of books on …

Against Miracles – a short reading from Hume’s ‘Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding’

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Introduction David Hume (1711-1776) is often considered to be the greatest philosopher ever to write in English. In Book 10 of An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, he discusses miracles. He argues that when deciding whether a miracle has occurred, we must weigh up the evidence in favour of the miracle occurring against the evidence on the other side. But a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature, and these laws have been established on the highest degree of evidence. For this reason, we have good reason to reject …

David Hume: Nineteen Best Quotes (With References)

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This page contains a collection of quotes by David Hume. These quotes are all genuine and details about the book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. On philosophers: Whatever has the air of a paradox, and is contrary to the first and most unprejudiced notions of mankind, is often greedily embraced by philosophers, as shewing the superiority of their science, which coued discover opinions so remote from vulgar conception. – David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, Bk. I, II, 1 On cause and effect: We have no …