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From where did David Hume think our knowledge came from?
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  1. Hume's philosophy was that all human knowledge came from perception rather than reason. He believed that the information we gathered through our senses formed the basis of everything we could know. While other philosophers focused on the human ability to reason, Hume's arguments suggested that we each live in our own version of reality. Everything we experience passes through the filter of our minds. And since no two minds are alike, no two realities are identical.

     

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