- Aug 1, 2014
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Edinburgh University has renamed its David Hume Tower over the philosopher's "comments on matters of race".
The building, which will be used as a student study space this academic year, will now be known as 40 George Square.
An online petition claiming David Hume "wrote racist epithets" and calling for the building to be renamed has been signed more than 1,700 times.
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David Hume- highly influential Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist. Hume is known for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. Hume argued against the existence of innate ideas, positing that all human knowledge derives solely from experience. Influenced
virtually all subsequent Western philosophy, especially Ayer, Blackburn, Borges, Deleuze, Dennett, Einstein, Fodor, Hamann, Hamilton, Husserl, Jefferson, James, Kant, Mackie, Madison, Mill, Popper, Reid, Russell, Schopenhauer, Smith, Marx, Keynes
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The Scots are certainly free to choose their course, but they will find themselves in a sorry state of advanced regression by tossing out men like David Hume in favor of George Floyd. I'm afraid that the US has become a bad influence on the world, and we've exported our racial mania to the UK, Ireland and Europe. They're getting this schizophrenia from us now. Absolutely tragic results will ensue.