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David Hume (2018)

A series of 8 lectures on David Hume’s philosophy, delivered to Oxford University undergraduates in Michaelmas term 2018. The lectures focus mainly on Book 1 of his 1739 Treatise of Human Nature, with reference to other works where appropriate. Main themes of the lectures are: (1) Hume’s background and chief aims; (2) Ideas, impressions, and abstraction; (3) Humean faculties and relations; (4) Induction and belief; (5) Probability and causal necessity; (6) Causal interpretation, to scepticism; (7) Scepticism about body, soul and self; (8) Sceptical crisis and second thoughts.

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1 Creative Commons Hume 2018/1: Hume’s Background and Chief Aims Lecture 1 in Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020
2 Creative Commons Hume 2018/2: Ideas, Impressions, and Abstraction Lecture 2 in Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020
3 Creative Commons Hume 2018/3: Faculties and Relations, to Causation Lecture 3 in Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020
4 Creative Commons Hume 2018/4: Induction and Belief Lecture 4 in Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020
5 Creative Commons Hume 2018/5: Probability and the Idea of Necessity Lecture 5 in Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020
6 Creative Commons Hume 2018/6: Causal Interpretation, to Scepticism Lecture 6 in Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020
7 Creative Commons Hume 2018/7: Scepticism about Body, Soul and Self Lecture 7 in Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020
8 Creative Commons Hume 2018/8: Sceptical Crisis and Second Thoughts Lecture 8 in Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020
9 Creative Commons Hume 2018 Slides PDF slides to accompany Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020
10 Creative Commons Hume 2018 Handouts PDF handouts to accompany Peter Millican's 2018 Hume series. Peter Millican 21 May 2020