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Meeting 22: Cause and Effect (for advanced philosophers)

  • Feb 9, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Philosopher Richard Brown critiques two famous arguments in early Modern Philosophy:

#1 - Hume's argument that we never observe events to cause other events, and therefore we are mistaken that cause and effect is something that we have any knowledge of; and

#2 - Berkeley's argument to the effect that we can not possess the idea of an object which could exist without someone thinking of it.  Berkeley's view allegedly implies that all things are ideas, and therefore there are no physical objects. 

Tommy has two suggested readings (both blog posts):

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  • Roger S.

    A really great discussion that was professionally moderated. Looking forward to Berkerly

    February 9, 2014

  • Pete

    excellent, expert discussion!

    February 9, 2014

  • Dyutiman D.

    not much of a philosopher, can I come? Just to listen.

    February 8, 2014

  • Eric S.

    Awesome -- I wrote a paper critiquing Brown's critique of Hume. This sounds like a blast.

    January 16, 2014

  • Roger S.

    Hi, I've signed up but my attendance really depends on the date of the meeting. It is a great topic.

    January 15, 2014

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