Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 4 weeks ago

What does the phrase "entitlement in seeking" mean here? ?

"Hume had a strong sense of his own philosophical vocation – stronger than Smith’s – and an equally strong sense of entitlement in seeking the financial independence he felt necessary to achieve his revolutionary aim: to establish nothing less than a ‘science of man’ intended to support all other sciences, one founded on experience and observation." 

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
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    It means that by asking for (seeking) it, it's his right (entitlement) to have it. He thinks that he has an irrefutable claim to it that will make it his simply by seeking it out and laying claim to it. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    the phrase  'strong sense of entitlement' means he thought he was justified in trying to obtain financial independence.

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