David Hume and Evil
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This paper analyzes and describes philosopher David Hume's conception of the problem of evil. It argues that Hume saw evil as something created by men through a failure of will and reason and choosing wrong over right. the issue of moral evil and natural evil is also examined.
From the Paper:"David Hume created a philosophical theory that has been characterized as containing a thoroughgoing skepticism and Hume appears to have regarded himself as something of a pagan. (Solomon Higgins) As a self-styled pagan, Hume tended to naturalism, to the idea that what reason could not do nature would do for us anyway. If reason cannot guarantee morals, our human natures nevertheless supply us with adequate sentiments to behave reasonably toward one another. (Solomon Higgins) A substantial amount of Hume's work focused on..."
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