Empiricism & David Hume


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Which of the following is considered to be a strong contributor to Hume's philosophy?

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1. According to Hume, which of the following is an important question for his philosophy to address?

2. What main categories did Hume use to describe mental perceptions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Empiricism is one of the most significant and influential movements in the history of philosophy, and one of its central figures was Scottish thinker David Hume. This assessment will test you on Hume's specific ideas relating to empiricism. Some things you'll be assessed on include Hume's views on impressions and ideas, and influences on Hume's philosophy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What contributed to Hume's philosophy
  • Important questions Hume sought to address
  • Mental perceptions
  • Impressions and ideas
  • Hume's philosophical beliefs

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall the basic principles of empiricism and David Hume's philosophy as it related to the subject
  • Reading comprehension - test your comprehension of what David Hume believed regarding our ideas and perceptions relevant to empiricism
  • Knowledge application - draw information from the related lesson to answer questions articulating important aspects of Hume's philosophy of empiricism as they relate to human belief and perception

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson called Empiricism & David Hume. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • David Hume
  • Overview of empiricism
  • Science and natural laws
  • Impressions and ideas
  • Physical experience