Tag: David Hume

  • Reason and the Post-Human

    by Daniel A. Kaufman In “Excessive Reason,” an essay I published in these pages last year, I argued that mainline philosophy is characterized by a pervasive and systematic rationalism, the main characteristics of which I summarized as follows: The acceptability of a belief, activity, practice, institution, etc., rests entirely on whether or not it can…

  • On the Philosophy of David Hume (Part Two)

    by Daniel A. Kaufman The second of two conversations on the philosophy of David Hume, with Robert Wright.  First appeared on the Sophia program, MeaningofLife.TV, October 30, 2016.

  • On the Philosophy of David Hume (Part One)

    by Daniel A. Kaufman The first of two discussions on the philosophy of David Hume, with Robert Wright.  Originally aired on the Sophia program, MeaningofLife.TV, October 23, 2016.