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This essay got me really interested in David Hume:

How should I explore his philosophy further, especially his moral philosophy? Should I read the man himself or secondary sources? I guess Stanford Encyclopedia is one obvious first source. I have some background in philosophy of science but haven't formally studied philosophy.

@mmin Hume can be a bit dry, and his English is a bit old fashioned, but his works are still pretty readable, and don't require a ton of background. I'd recommend just reading his books, and maybe following up with a commentary.


He does seem like an interesting read.

"Arguing against Descartes’s claim that we are aware of ourselves as pure, undivided egos, Hume challenged that when he introspected, he found no such thing. What we call the ‘self’ is just a ‘bundle of perceptions’. Look inside yourself, try to find the ‘I’ that thinks and you’ll only observe this thought, that sensation: an ear worm, an itch, a thought that pops into your head"

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