Philosophy 202
Great Traditions of Western Thought
The Modern Period

 Discussion Questions for Hume #2

1. Hume also discusses the problem of free will or, as he puts it, liberty and necessity. What is his position on this issue? How does he argue for it? What is the relationship between his view and that of Locke?

2. What does Hume mean by a miracle? What is his position on their possibility? How does he support his contention?

3. Does Hume think that God's existence can be proved? Why or why not? What do you think of his argument?

4. In what sense does Hume think skepticism is possible? Does he think of himself as a skeptic? In what sense? Are the irrational forms of skepticism? Do you agree?



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