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New Meetup: David Hume - Naturalistic Philosophy II

From: Steve
Sent on: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 10:41 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Plato's Cave - The Orlando Philosophy Meetup Group!

What: David Hume - Naturalistic Philosophy II

When: Sunday, May 16,[masked]:00 PM

Austins Coffee
929 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

David Hume - Naturalistic Philosophy II

David Hume Quotes:

"A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence"

"Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous"

"I have written on all sorts of subjects . . . yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians"

"It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger"

"Truth springs from argument amongst friends"

"There are no bodies," the idealists dogmatically declared; "there is no spiritual substance," was the equally dogmatic assertion of the materialists. The Scotchman, DAVID HUME [masked]), an acute thinker and classical historian of England, opposes to each of these schools the doubts of Protagoras and Locke: Can the human mind solve the ontological problem? Is metaphysics, considered as the science of the immanent essence and primary causes of things, possible? In his Essays, which are inimitable masterpieces of acumen and clearness, modern philosophy enters upon the path marked out by English empiricism. The human mind begins to reflect upon its resources with a view to ascertaining the pre-conditions of knowledge, the origin of metaphysical ideas, and the limits of its capacity. Philosophy becomes decidedly critical and positivistic.

By popular vote, Plato's Cave philosophers will take a second look at the naturalistic philosophy of David Hume. Join the discussion. (Our first discussion on Hume's ideas was April 27, 2008.)

Be sure to check our files and discussion sections for relevant resource material prior to attending this meeting.

Steve, Organizer, Plato's Cave

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