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How do we know?

Hume’s Of Miracleslocked

  • Edward Craig

Abstract

Many regard David Hume as the greatest English-speaking philosopher. He was a very intellectual thinker. As well as being a philosopher he was a historian, an economist, and a political thinker. He felt he had a single broad project: the study of human nature. ‘How do we know?’ looks at Hume's thoughts about what human beings are and the role of reason. Hume had a great deal to say about reason in our lives. He argued that reason isn't nearly as significant, or of the same importance, as some of his opponents thought. Why does Hume find it important to write about the evidence for miracles?

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