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he Idea of a Law of Nature among the contemporaries of David Hume and among advanced thinkers of the present day 

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Resource ID

28948

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Contributed by

Frederik Wellmann

type of material

A. MS.

description

Published, in part, as 1.133-134 (pp. 4-9). Unpublished: definition of "philosophy," with philosophy and mathematics sharply differentiated. Hume and his contemporaries. Miracles and the laws of nature. How the idea of evolution has influenced philosophy. Metaphysics must be based upon a correct systematic logic. Whether philosophy should be divided into two parts (logic and metaphysics) or three parts (logic, metaphysics, and ethics).

general index

Ethics, Evolution, Hume David, Law(s) of nature, Logic (modal see Modality), Mathematics and philosophy, Miracles, branches of America, American and evolution, America and mathematics, American meaning, Religion

pagination

pp. 1-29 plus 16 pp. of at least one other draft, with 1 p. bearing the title "Hume on Miracles and the Laws of Nature."

Date

1901-04-19

number

MS0872_020

abbreviated title

(Law)

date (Robin)

1901-04-19

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 Public : MS_0872
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