David Hume: Celebrating Connections (audio)


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Join us for a series of lectures to celebrate the legacy of David Hume. 2011 marks the tercentenary of the birth of philosopher David Hume, one of our most distinguished alumni. Throughout the year, distinguished speakers will explore the impact of Hume across a wide range of disciplines. David Hume was born in Edinburgh in 1711, attended the University of Edinburgh from 1723, and died in Edinburgh in 1776, having meanwhile achieved worldwide fame as an historian and philosopher. Hume and his associates were at the heart of the intellectual, literary and cultural events that are now known as the Scottish Enlightenment and he is generally recognised as the greatest philosopher ever to write in English. Today his work is studied by scholars from all over the world. Although Hume wrote in the 18th century, his works continue to be influential across a wide range of scholarship and remain uncommonly relevant to the philosophical disputes of the 21st century and a wide range of current public concerns. It is fitti

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