from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to David Hume (1711–76), a Scottish philosopher and historian, or to his philosophy or writings.
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But if the belief in the soul ever does come to life after the many funeral-discourses which humian and kantian criticism have preached over it, I am sure it will be only when some one has found in the term a pragmatic significance that has hitherto eluded observation.
This being our post-humian and post-kantian state of mind, I will ask your permission to leave the soul wholly out of the present discussion and to consider only the residual dilemma.