Empirical philosopher David Hume was born on May 7th 1711. His work on epistemology, cause and effect, the self and morality caused Schopenhauer to state that "there is more to be learned from each page of David Hume than from the collected philosophical works of Hegel, Herbart and Schleiermacher taken together"
Philosopher David Hume was born on this day in 1711. Though a successful historian and essayist in his own time, his philosophical writings “were generally seen as perverse and destructive,” Anthony Gottlieb writes. What explains his current appeal to academic philosophers?
Hume’s life may seem to have been a drama in two acts. In the first, he tried unsuccessfully to make his mark in philosophy. In the second, he produced lighter works to make money and become famous. But is that the best way…
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Leonard Bernstein found great inspiration in both of these symphonists. "If I don't become Brahms or Tchaikovsky or Mahler when I'm conducting their works, then it won't be a great performance."
Whom do you favor of the two and which composition most inspires you?⋯⋯
Pyotr Tchaikovsky was born on May 7th 1840. His body of work encompasses a huge range of styles, from the beloved ballets "The Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake" to symphonies, operas, concertos and folk melodies