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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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David Hume is widely recognised as one of the greatest British philosophers. This course will explain Hume's key ideas as set out in his Enquiry (1748), and set them in their historical context. The chief areas to discuss are: the bases of our knowledge; the nature of cause and effect; the existence of God and the evidence for miracles; and free will and necessity.

It would be useful if students could bring a copy of the below text to the course, the tutor will provide some extracts so this is not essential. If you are unable to obtain the version below any other edition is acceptable.

David Hume An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding OUP 2009


Course dates

02 Sep 2016 to 04 Sep 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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