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… 968 more words
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
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
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
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