David Hume

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Noun1.David Hume - Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)David Hume - Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
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Primitivist fundamentalists like Parfit and Scanlon can make this move, but fundamentalists like Schroeder who are also Humeans cannot.
Humeans about normative reasons claim that there is a reason for you to perform a given action if and only if this would promote the satisfaction of one of your desires.
How do Humeans explain action based on belief in a reason?
The days when Humeans and Homoousians mostly stayed out of one another's hair are gone, it seems, forever.
Though I also find this counterintuitive, I'm sure Lewis, as a good Humean, will just swallow it; indeed Humeans seem to be able to swallow almost anything short of a contradiction.
The Desirist, like most Humeans, might characterize desires dispositionally:
Humeans, like David Hume and David Lewis, answer "no" to such questions.
"Humeans, Anti-Humeans, and Motivation." Mind 96, no.
Chapter 1 begins the attack on Humeanism with an extended defense of primitivism about laws of nature: rather than trying to analyze nomic facts in terms of non-nomic facts, as Humeans do, we should treat lawfulness as a primitive notion in our ontology.
In the first two sections, I outline what many Humeans have taken to be the most powerful argument for their view -- the so-called "teleological" argument.
The charge of incoherence has more bite when it brings with it, as it typically does for Humeans, a view of laws of nature which disallows the easy use of the natural/supernatural distinction.
Humeans can certainly say things in response to this argument.