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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL100Y1
Professor
Peter King
Semester
Winter

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HUMELECTURE 1 Hume was important figure in Scottish Enlightenmento Progress made by the free exercise of reason aloneBeing able to identify precise problems exactly so as to n with the approach them with an open mind and to try to figure out steps that could be taken toward their solutionFree your mind of all preconceptionsWanted to eradicate superstition read religionPublic health examplecholera outbreakExamine pattern objectivelyForget religious explanations for diseaseForget prejudicesbad air etc o Was dissatisfied with previous philosophy and impressed with the genuine advances made by science in his dayThe science Hume has in mind is that of Newtonto uncover general laws that reduce the diversity of the phenomena to the conjoint operation of several simple principles o Hume wanted to introduce regularity and order into our understanding of ourselvesscientific objective examination of how human beings work o Begins by investigating our
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