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A Treatise of Human Nature was one of the books written by Scottish philosopher David Hume. Many considered it as one of the most important and most influential works in the history of philosophy. The Treatise is a classic statement of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. Many of us have read books published by David Hume that made him known for his philosophical skepticism and empiricist theory of knowledge. Hume holds an empiricist version of the theory because he thinks that everything we believe is ultimately traceable to experience. Hume believes in empiricism which claims that all knowledge is derived from sense. He concluded that the only statements that mankind can make about the world are those which place human experience in the absolute center of reality because human experience is as close as we can ever get to the truth.
Hume also didn't believe in the book or bible in his time he was somewhat notorious for holding an unpopular and dangerous idea called atheism although he couldn't really admit it because atheism was still a crime punishable by death in Scotland. Hume actually thought the idea of God was nonsensical specifically because there's no way of arriving at the idea through sense data. For Hume sense data was effective all that existed. Why? Because Hume believes sense data was the center of reality that he even put for the controversial concept known as the bundle theory which is the idea that features of objects are all that exist. There is no actual object of which they are the features. That's why Hume philosophically believes there is no self. According to Hume self doesn't exist. Not even Men or Women. Why? Because Hume implied the bundle theory to the idea of you wherein Hume believe that there is no such thing as the self there’s just a whole bunch of sense-data out there colliding with your brain giving you the erroneous illusion that you want to think that exists that’s why Hume also said that Self is just an illusion. Hume defended this by daring you to imagine an object without properties or features strip the object of its properties and you wind up reducing it to literal non-existence. Hume is also a big fan of the emerging idea known as a scientific method that can be seen in books championed by Galileo, Francis Bacon, and Isaac Newton which used interpretation of empirical data as the basis of all knowledge and because of that Hume was known especially for his philosophical empiricism. All of the men known as some famous philosophers that have been mentioned have their own contribution to the philosophy that can all be read through books on the internet or even libraries for us to gain knowledge.

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