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Questions related to the Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711 – 1776) and his life as a writer. His major works include 'A Treatise of Human Nature' (1738), 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding' (1748) and 'Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion' (published posthumously in 1779).

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What did David Hume mean by saying experimental philosophy should be applied to moral philosophy “after to natural”?

In A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume it’s written: As the science of man is the only solid foundation for the other sciences, so the only solid foundation we can give to this science itself ...
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What does "it" mean in this passage of David Hume's “A Treatise of Human Nature”?

From David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature, Book 3, Part 2, Section 7: It has been observed, in treating of the passions, that men are mightily governed by the imagination, and proportion their ...
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