The Philosophy of David Hume: A collection of articles, videos, and podcasts

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This page aims to make learning about the philosophy of David Hume as easy as possible by bringing together the best articles, podcasts, and videos from across the internet onto one page. To get started, simply choose one of the resources listed below, or browse a selection of key quotes by Hume at the bottom of the page. Encyclopedia Articles 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 …

The Eight Best Books on or by David Hume

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From beginner-friendly introductions to classic works by David Hume, this page features books to suit any learning style. It’s important to note that there is no single best book on Hume. The best book for you will depend heavily on your preferred learning style and the amount of time/energy you’re willing to spend reading. For example, if you tend to find classic works of philosophy difficult to understand, you might want to start with a short, beginner-friendly introduction. If you prefer more depth, you can choose a more comprehensive introduction …

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 …