Hume’s Skepticism Part 1

According to the philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), absolutely everything we know falls into one of two categories: either it is a relation of ideas (e.g., 2 + 2 =4) or it is a matter of fact (e.g., the sky is blue). Daniel Greco walks us through this famous Humean distinction in preparation for examining Hume’s even more famous skeptical argument against induction.

Associate Professor of Philosophy at Yale University
I am an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Yale. I completed my PhD in philosophy at MIT in 2012. Before that, I was an undergraduate at Princeton, and an MPhil student at Cambridge.
I work mainly in epistemology, though I have secondary interests in the philosophy of science, metaethics, and the philosophy of mind, especially as they relate to epistemology.
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