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  1. David Hume

  2. Overview • 18th century Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist. • Large part of Scottish Enlightenment • British Empiricist

  3. Life • Born May 7, 1711 in Edinburgh, Scotland. • Son of advocate Joseph Home and Katherine Falconer. • Father died when Hume was two. • Attended Edinburgh University at the early age of 12.

  4. Moved to France in 1734. In 1754 became a librarian to the Edinburgh Faculty of Advocates. Served as Private Secretary to Lord Hertford, the Ambassador of France in 1763. Died August 25, 1776 at age 65. Life Continued

  5. Philosophies • Empiricism - Knowledge derives from experience. • Skepticism - True knowledge is unattainable and the real world is unknowable. • Naturalism - The world can be understood in scientific terms without reference to spiritual or supernatural explanations. Moral distinctions are derived from the moral sentiments: feelings of approval and disapproval felt by spectators who contemplate a character trait or action. Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3QZ2Ko-FOg

  6. Hume’s Impact on Crime & Punishment • Raskolnikov’s “extraordinary man” theory. • Raskolnikov thinking he could get away with murder. • Lutzin

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