Five Card Story: David Hume Philosophy about Self

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David Hume was well read, even as a child, and had a good grounding in Greek and Latin. He attended the University of Edinburgh at the unusually early age of twelve, although he had little respect for the professors there and soon threw over a prospective career in law in favor of philosophy and general learning. David Hume toured many country until an offer to serve as Librarian to the Edinburgh Faculty of Advocates gave Hume the opportunity to begin another project, a History of England. In his A Treatise of Human Nature, Hume argued that he was unable to find any sensible data-his word was impression-of a "self" or "mind" in which ideas were supposed to be received. The picture of human excellence that Hume paints for the reader equally recognizes the human tendency to praise the qualities of the good friend and those of the inspiring leader. Finally, the overall orientation of Hume’s moral philosophy is naturalistic.

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