Question on Empiricism
I know what you’re going to say: I’m getting you to do my homework for me! But I’m working on designing my Enlightenment course today and I’m trying to select a single text for the English Empiricism week. Some of you might have an opinion about this. Here are my choices:
- Locke, “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding”,
- Berkeley, “Principles of Human Knowledge” or “Three Dialogues (in opposition to skeptics and atheists)”
- Hume, “A Treatise of Human Nature”, or “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding”, or “Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion”.
See the difficulty? I guess I’m probably most leaning towards Hume, especially since there’s other stuff by Locke to read in the course. But they’re all great texts, so which do you one would be the most accessible and interesting to a college senior? Anyone have an opinon one way or another?