Andrew Marr introduces the life of philospher David Hume, who was at the heart of the Scottish Enlightenment, and his theory on knowledge. Watch this interesting short film from the BBC documentary Age of Genius. Watch more high quality videos from YouTube channel Explore with BBC Worldwide here: http://www.youtube.com/BBCExplore

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00:43 Hume: reason is a slave of feelings 10:37 Feelings and reason in evolutionary psychology 21:31 Why Kant wanted ethics to be rational 27:56 Evolution of moral intuitions 34:58 Morality is subjective, but it’s in our nature 41:34 Why seeing purpose in evolution freaks scientists out 49:37 Hume’s Buddhist view of the self Watch this […]

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In this lecture/discussion video from my Spring 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class, we start our study of David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. We being with some preliminary matters, talking about why Hume wrote a dialogue, what his rhetorical purposes were in setting up such a debate, and some of the background assumptions of Hume’s […]

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David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of radical philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. The Giants Of Philosophy, David Hume, Complete Audiobook Hume’s empiricist approach to philosophy places him with John Locke, George Berkeley, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Hobbes as a British […]

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Public domain book read by LibriVox. Get the e-book here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4583 Check out the Philosophy Owl blog for more philosophy resources: philosophyowl.blogspot.com

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In this video, I discuss David Hume’s essay “The Natural History of Religion,” originally published as one of the Four Dissertations in the work by that name. I start out by indicating some of Hume’s key ideas, assumptions, and methods in the work. Then, I discuss Hume’s views on the origins and nature of polytheism […]

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This video goes along with chapter 8 of _The Moral World_, and looks at Hume’s subjective view of ethics.

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