2011 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest figures in Western Philosophy – David Hume. As well as an economist and historian, Hume was specifically known for his scepticism and empiricism, and was also an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment period in the 18th century. In this audio collection, The Open University’s Nigel Warburton is joined by A.C. Grayling and other philosophers to discuss Hume’s key theories around the self, induction and his argument against miracles. A good entry point into philosophy and the work of David Hume. This material forms part of The Open University course A222 Exploring philosophy.
Hume: An introduction
6:19Nigel Warburton talks about David Hume.
Hume's theory of the self
9:09Nigel Warburton talks to Simon Blackburn about David Hume's theory of the self.
Hume's discussion of the argument from design
8:45Timothy Chappell and Peter Kail discuss Hume on design.
Hume's argument against miracles
6:24Peter Kail and Timothy Chappell discuss Hume's argument against miracles.
Hume's theory of induction
10:48A conversation between Cristina Chimisso and Peter Kail, about Hume's theory of induction.