Category: Hume

Chicken-with-its-head-cut-off-ism

Posted by luno in philosophical method, war, Wittgenstein, Hume, General (Thursday September 2, 2010 at 10:06 am)
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In this lecture, Luno patrols the border between induction and existentialism, finding a critique of analytic philosophy.
I trained formally as an analytic philosopher. Most of the philosophical literature I directly address in my writing is analytic. But my sympathies are nearly always with the existentialist and literary traditions in philosophy. My first entry into philosophy […]

A “sifting humour”

Posted by luno in Moral Consciousness, epistemology, Deontology, Hume, Kant, Moral Theory (Saturday October 15, 2005 at 1:28 pm)
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Certain analogies between moral and epistemological problems

The inductionist’s bluff

Posted by luno in epistemology, Hume (Saturday October 15, 2005 at 12:45 pm)
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Whose problem is the problem of induction?

How much we may presuppose…

Posted by luno in sex differences, Hume, feminism, Moral Theory, Weininger (Monday June 6, 2005 at 9:19 pm)
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From Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1777 edition), pp. 80-6.
From this circumstance alone, that a controversy has been long kept on foot, and remains still undecided, we may presume, that there is some ambiguity in the expression, and that the disputants affix different ideas to the terms employed in the controversy. For as the […]

A new species of optics

Posted by luno in sex differences, Hume, feminism, Moral Theory, Weininger (Monday June 6, 2005 at 9:04 pm)
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From Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1777 edition), p. 62.
Complex ideas may, perhaps, be well known by definition, which is nothing but an enumeration of those parts or simple ideas, that compose them. But when we have pushed up definitions to the most simple ideas, and find still some ambiguity and obscurity; what resource […]

Cockroaches and Balloons:
Weiningerian Reactions to a Distractionist

Posted by luno in Hume, Mill, J. S., male criminality, Kant, feminism, Weininger, Moral Theory, General (Saturday December 4, 2004 at 8:00 am)
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In the following oblique philosophical rant, occasioned by nihilist/distractionist George (whose views can seem bleaker even than Luno’s), Luno reveals his own lively obsession with dividing up the moral world in two, one part governed by a feminine, the other by a (you guessed it!) masculine imperative. —Ed. note.
 
(Distractionist) GEORGE:
It would seem any moral theory […]

 
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