Essays Tagged: "David Hume"

an essay with personal opinions on hume and descartes on the theory of ideas

David Hume and Rene Descartes are philosophers with opposing views about the origination of ideas. D ...

(2 pages) 234 0 3.3 Oct/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Morality. Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes and David Hume were all after the truth

Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes and David Hume are well known philosophers of the time. These three men were after the truth. The truth ... lieves that things are not infinite. All things must have definition, even God, according to Hobbes.David Hume is considered one of the greatest skeptics in the history of philosophy. Hume thought tha ... Experience does help, in many cases, but it cannot apply to all.Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, and David Hume all have excellent ideas. Combining them all together would create an awesome way of reas ...

(2 pages) 163 0 3.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Paley vs. Hume This is a inductive argument about the origin and nature of God, religion, and the universe.

Paley vs. HumeI read William Paley's, "The Argument from Design", and David Hume's, "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion." What I established after reading these two ar ... the sole designer and creator of the universe. However, in "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion," David Hume easily finds fault within the argument that Paley puts forth. Hume examines both sides of ... rson feel comfortable and good about themselves.Reference1. "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion" David Hume2. "The Argument from Design" William Paley3. Lecture notes

(4 pages) 162 1 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Biography of James Madison's life...this paper discusses his education, achievements, his background, and his contemporaries.

contemporaries also influenced Madison, among them were: John Locke, Isaac Newton, Jonathan Swift, David Hume, and Voltaire. Because they shaped the Enlightenment viewpoint, for which he also came to ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

Comparing Thomas Reid and David Hume on the topic of the mind-body problem

ople and philosophers that think differently. One such philosopher opposed to the idea of a self is David Hume. On the other side of the argument, Thomas Reid, another philosopher, believed that there ... physical is always changing in some way, even if it is a minimal change over a long period of time.David Hume delivered the strongest argument against Thomas Reid. If Hume were to place the self in R ...

(3 pages) 94 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Are Religion and Science One?

same thing? What is God? Energy, Spirit, Universal Consciousness, Singular, Unilateral?According to David Hume, God is not different from the order that exists in the universe1. Training our thoughts ...

(3 pages) 146 3 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

The logical problem of evil

losophical aspect there are two types of challenges to faith in God: the logical and the evidential.David Hume, the eighteenth century philosopher, stated the logical problem of evil when he inquired ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Has Popper Provided a Satisfactory Answer to the Problems Identified By Hume?

e's problems. I will start buy talking about both philosophers, then comparing them in a conclusion.David HumeDavid Hume was born in Edinburgh in 1711, he spent most of his childhood in Ninewells, his ... wells, his family's home on the Whitadder River in the lowlands near Berwick. At the age of twelve, David joined his older brother at Edinburgh University, where he studied mathematics and contemporar ...

(2 pages) 88 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

David Hume: Against the Design and Cosmological Arguments for God's Existence

In his dialogues concerning religion David Hume explores whether religious belief can be rational. Because Hume is an empiricist he think ...

(3 pages) 124 0 2.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The prisoners' dilemma. Are we all prisoners?

rty to the agreement not anticipate the Foole's response to agreements honored, and act accordingly?David Hume (1711-1776) seemed to pose this same question in the so-called "Farmer's dilemma":Two nei ... , Cambridge, MA: MIT Press1971-Kavka, Gregory, "Hobbes War of All Against All," Ethics 1983- Kreps, David, Paul Milgrom, John Roberts and Robert Wilson, "Rational Cooperation in the Finitely Repeated ...

(7 pages) 102 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Vernunft als Begriff der Aufklärung bei Hume und Kant

1. Immanuel Kant: "Was ist Aufklärung?".................................................113.2. David Hume: Anthropologie und Aufklärung......................................153.3. Gemeinsamk ... .............................................231.EinleitungDie beiden Philosophen Immanuel Kant und David Hume sind beide schon den unterschiedlichsten philosophischen Richtungen zugeordnet worden. W& ...

(23 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

The Gothic Mode

found itself in the midst of a societal unraveling. The philosophies of Shaftsbury, Adam Smith, and David Hume, which for most of the century had provided the intellectual classes with theories of act ...

(10 pages) 70 1 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Rationalism Vs Empiricism

n this paper I will discuss the similarities and differences between Rene Descartes and John Locke, David Hume and Plato. They believe in rationalism or empiricism respectively. Rationalist believed t ...

(9 pages) 228 2 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

An essay that argues for Empiricism against rationalism using direct quotes from Hume and Descartes

position. Rene Descartes supports rationalism, which is the attainment of knowledge through reason. David Hume supports empiricism, the attainment of knowledge a posteriori, through experience. Both p ...

(1 pages) 77 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Problem of Evil in Hume's Dialouges on Natural Religion and "Candide"

iew, they needed a new system to help them understand evil and its place in the world. Voltaire and David Hume each address this issue in Candide and Dialogues on Natural Religion, respectively. Volta ...

(6 pages) 53 1 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Hume's treatment of cognitive difficulties and their resolutions is his 'Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.'

summary of the man himself, in order to situate him in both an historical and philosophical context.David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher and historian. His greatest works include 'A Treat ... bridge Companion to Hume. Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity Press, 1976.Smith, W. K. The Philosophy of David Hume. London: St. Martin's Press, 1966.Endnotes:1. Humber, J. M., "Hume." A Companion to the P ...

(10 pages) 106 1 1.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Philosophy of Knowledge; David Hume's "The Origin of Our Ideas and Skepticism about Causal Reasoning" and "An Argument Against Skepticism," by John Hospers

David Hume's "The Origin of Our Ideas and Skepticism about Causal Reasoning" states his beliefs abou ...

(2 pages) 85 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

The Problem of Evil and Suffering.

ipotence, omniscience and benevolence and that God created the world 'out-of-nothing' (ex nihilo).* David Hume's challenge: 'If God is able to something about evil and suffering yet chooses not to the ...

(8 pages) 97 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Principles of Ethics Case Project: An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.

etermines what is right and what is wrong? Is it our sense of reason? Is it our sense of sentiment? David Hume spent much of his life concentrating on such topics. I will address many of the perspecti ... done. It is easy to see that indeed reason is not the ultimate motivator but instead sentiment is. David Hume asks the question, 'Would any man, who is walking along, tread as willingly on another's ...

(6 pages) 84 0 4.5 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Problem Of Classic And Romantic Understanding

f human thought: what was formed within the mind and what knowledge came from our external reality. David Hume believed that all knowledge is derived exclusively from the senses. He was a strict empir ...

(2 pages) 695 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy