Hume, the philosophy of science, and the scientific tradition

Authored by: Matias Slavov

The Humean Mind

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138909878
eBook ISBN: 9780429429996
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This chapter assesses Hume’s impact on subsequent philosophy of science and scientific tradition. It surveys Humean themes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy of science, then shows that Hume’s input is visible not only on epistemic disquisitions of science but also on science itself. To that end, it examines parts of Hume’s works that Darwin and Einstein found useful to their groundbreaking scientific theories.

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