Kant and Hume on Morality

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[Revised entry by Eric Entrican Wilson and Lara Denis on August 19, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
The relationship between Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804) and David Hume (1711 – 1776) is a source of longstanding fascination. Kant credited Hume with waking him from his “dogmatic slumber”, and he describes the Critique of Pure Reason, arguably the most important work of modern philosophy, 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 metaphysics and epistemology. Yet, as Thomas Nagel remarks,…

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