Overview • 18th century Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist. • Large part of Scottish Enlightenment • British Empiricist
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.
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
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
Hume’s Impact on Crime & Punishment • Raskolnikov’s “extraordinary man” theory. • Raskolnikov thinking he could get away with murder. • Lutzin
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