Monday, 6 January 2014

Here comes Hume, hopping.


Who is that fellow with reflective mien gently tapping his forehead ? Why it is Hume attempting to stimulate an idea by means of a faint sensation. Miracles are false because their truth is less likely than their falsity. Elsewhere induction is regarded as a useful prejudice. An empiricism that is based on idealism requires epistemological hopping as the ground is constantly being cut from underneath one. On to the next bundle of perceptions Davey lad. Memory won’t save you.

And yet you can be a great philosopher and be wrong about everything. I’m not sure if that’s true but it could be. Discuss. I’m probably exactly backwards and belong to that scheduled caste of scoffers and doubters who must be gently raised into the light of a true understanding of greatness.


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