Kant and Hume on Morality

[Revised entry by Lara Denis and Eric Wilson on July 28, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The relation between Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) and David Hume (1711 - 1776) is a source of
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[Revised entry by Lara Denis and Eric Wilson on July 28, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The relation between Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) and David Hume (1711 - 1776) is a source of widespread fascination. Kant famously credited Hume with waking him from his "dogmatic slumber," and he describes the Critique of Pure Reason as the solution to the "Humean problem in its greatest possible amplification" (Prol 4:260 - 61). Much of the focus has been on their respective views in theoretical philosophy, particularly on the nature of causality. Yet many philosophers also find it useful to...

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