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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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 Humeans, here represented largely by Ann Yearsley, seize upon the disruptive possibilities of a foundational sympathy to generate a novel relationship to a "virtual" futurity in which the system of capitalist exploitation is imaginatively overthrown.
In layman's terms, Piper stands Humeans and Kantians back-to-back, pointing to the disingenuousness of the former and the laziness of the latter.
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 claim that only desires and other passionate states can play the motivational role; beliefs and other cognitive states play only the informational role.
The underlying goal is to test whether causality is extrinsic for Humeans and intrinsic for anti-Humeans in this sense.
Maudlin repeatedly argues that despite any ambitions Humeans might have to be defenders of a metaphysics particularly well-suited to physics, closer analysis shows that contemporary physics is distinctly 'unHumean'.
3) This is a state of affairs that I hope to correct, so that even if convinced Humeans remains unmoved, they will at least be clearer about where the sceptical implications of their view are coming from.