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David Hume - An Introduction

A very basic introduction to David Hume written for Grade 12 Philosophy Class

David Hume’s Life

  • Born April 26, 1711 in a tenement in Edinburg. Father died just after 2nd birthday…
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Necessity, conceivability and the causal principle

In the previous post I briefly discussed the most common objection to the causal principle which comes from indeterminacy in quantum mechanics. Here I want to consider the next two most common objections to the causal principle and show where they fail. 686 more words

Talking about free will, part 1

A: I recently read that it’s a scientific fact that we don’t have free will.

B: Yeah, well, don’t believe everything you read.

A: Ha! The author had a response for people like you – belief in free will is so comforting that people will deny all evidence to the contrary. 909 more words


A modal cosmological argument for the existence of God (or thereabouts)

This is by no means an original argument, and my thoughts on it will be rather amateurish. I have adapted version of Pruss’ argument based upon the Empire State building… 524 more words

How to promote employees using machine learning without societal bias

Though it may at first read as being callous, a managerialist stance on inequality in statistical classification can help untangle some of the rhetoric around this tricky issue. 686 more words


US “Vaccine Court” Has Paid over Three Billion Dollars to Vaccine-Injured Familie

Since 1988, the US government has paid $3.7 billion to over 4,150 individuals and families for injuries and deaths attributed to shots for flu, diphtheria, whooping cough, and other conditions. 942 more words


Injury by Exposure to Oil Well Fumes – The Burden of Proof and a ‘Flexible’ Approach to Causation

This blog post is by James Beeton of 12 King’s Bench Walk.

The Privy Council decision in Petroleum Co of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd v Ryan and Anor… 1,423 more words