Talk:Historical Introduction to Philosophy/Personal Identity
For a start, Hume can be helpfully understood as what we might call a post-sceptical philosopher. Taking in to consideration that Hume's study of philosophy has seemed to convince him that other such philosophers such as Locke, Berkeley, and Bayle had taken more traditional metaphysics and epistemology to help reach their sceptical conclusions. It was these philosophers who first argued that philosophy is not able to provide with good reliable accounts the natures and relations of things. It was Locke, along with some of his followers that had reached the conclusion that our current knowledge of substance, wether they be material or immaterial, can be reduced to a vague discription as something, I know not what. It was Bayle who has argued that every possible concieveable theory of space and time, and for that fact every philosophical system, is incoherent.
I think this page needs to be divided[edit source]
I'm not sure how to divide it, but there is a lot of text on this page. I think it is too long, and not divided properly, making it very difficult to know what information is on the page and difficult to navigate through it. Matthew Greyling 19:25, 27 December 2007 (UTC)