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This section features articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is probably the most comprehensive online philosophy resource. It features in-depth articles on a huge number of philosophical topics, however, it is aimed at an academic audience and may be too detailed and technical for beginners. The IEP is generally more beginner-friendly but is also considered to be less reliable. Wikipedia is also an option, but it is much less reliable than either of these.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- David Hume
- Hume’s Moral Philosophy
- Hume on Religion
- Hume on Free Will
- Hume’s Newtonianism and Anti-Newtonianism
- Hume’s Aesthetics
- Kant and Hume on Morality
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
This section features short articles written by professional philosophers and aimed at a general audience. These articles are ideal for anyone looking for a shorter or more beginner-friendly introduction to Hume than the encyclopedia articles listed above.
- Hume is the amiable, modest, generous philosopher we need today
- What Albert Einstein owes to David Hume’s notion of time
- He died as he lived: David Hume, philosopher and infidel
The Times Literary Supplement
- Look out Russell Brand, here’s David Hume from beyond the grave in defence of politics
- Do you believe in miracles? Why they make perfect sense for many
The New York Times (The Stone)
- Hume on religion, part 1: The agnostic philosopher
- Hume on religion, part 2: Faith or reason
- Hume on religion, part 3: How he skewered intelligent design
- Hume on religion, part 4: The limits of scepticism
- Hume on religion, part 5: Reason to be cautious
- Hume on religion, part 6: True religion looks a lot like false
- Hume on religion, part 7: Soul-searching
- Hume on religion, part 8: What did he believe?
This section features episodes from leading philosophy podcasts. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.
- Alison Gopnik on Hume and Buddhism
- Michael Martin on Hume on Taste
- Paul Russell on David Hume’s Philosophy of Irreligion
- Peter Millican on Hume’s Significance
- Stewart Sutherland on Hume on Design
In Our Time
The Philosopher’s Zone
Short Videos (<30 mins)
This section features short videos aimed at beginners.
- Introduction to David Hume
- Introduction to Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
- Introduction to Hume’s Moral Philosophy
Lectures/Longer Videos (>30 mins)
This section features longer videos and lectures.
See this page for course syllabi on Hume.
See this list of the best books on Hume.
This section features online courses on Hume.
- David Hume’s Central Principles – Peter Millican | Oxford University
- The Philosophy of David Hume – Norva Lo | La Trobe University
See this page for a selection of key quotes by Hume.
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