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Part 4

Professor Simon Blackburn of Cambridge University assesses David Hume's originality of thought and his influence on later thinkers like Darwin.

Series exploring the work of two major figures in the Scottish Enlightenment.

In his lifetime, Hume was not only known for his philosophical works but also as a historian and essayist. Alongside his writing, one of his last jobs was secretary to the British Embassy in Paris, where he was lionised by the intelligentsia as an architect of the Enlightenment. Professor Simon Blackburn of Cambridge University assesses Hume's originality of thought and his influence on later thinkers like Darwin.

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