David Hume And Immanuel Kant Essay

746 Words Nov 29th, 2016 3 Pages
David Hume and Immanuel Kant are both known for their great contributions to moral philosophy. Hume who is mainly known for his empiricism, skepticism and naturalism and Kant who is best recognized for his great work in metaphysics, ethics and also for his contributions in others disciplines in the area of philosophy. Although they were both exceptional philosophers and gave stupendous apports, Hume and Kant agreed nor differed in various aspect and ideas.

Hume believed and is mostly based on his empiricism which involves the theory of the mind. Hume’s empiricism consist in to affirm that the moral foundation is not in the reason but in the senses. Molarity existence is considered by Hume as a matter of fact: everybody in the world makes moral distinctions and each one of us is affected by what we consider right or wrong. However, Is the right and the wrong the same for everybody? Is there a standard? Humes believes that yes, there is a standard.

Is there a way in which we humans know how or when we acquire the knowledge to know if something is right or wrong? Humes states that we don’t gain this knowledge by examining what is happening using reason, our reason only let us see the objects being used in the situation but don 't let us examine what is exactly going on so we can’t state that something is right nor wrong . rather we acquired it when we use our senses and start thinking more deeply about this whole situation. I.e using our senses and…

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