Episode #051 … David Hume pt. 1


On this episode of the podcast, we take a break from the The Island to spend some time talking about Desmond Hume and how great he was at pushing that button in the hatch every 108 minutes. Just kidding… this episode is about David Hume! First, we learn about Hume’s ‘is’ versus ‘ought’ distinction and how not being mindful of this pitfall can lead us down a dangerous path. Next, we discuss the limitations of science and learn what Hume thought should fill in the gaps it leaves (spoiler alert: it’s not religion). Finally, we discuss Hume’s thoughts on causality and ensure that you’ll never think about playing pool the same way again. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:

Hume by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume/

Great Read: https://philosophynow.org/issues/83/David_Hume_at_300

Another interesting read: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/07/opinion/07iht-edzaretsky07.html


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