Category Archives: Western Philosophy

Introduction to Hume – Causation

David Hume is famous for making us realize that until we know the Necessary Connection between cause and effect all human knowledge is uncertain, merely a habit of thinking based upon repeated observation (induction), and which depends upon the future … Continue reading

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Introduction to Descartes’s Method – 4 Rules

Method “So blind is the curiosity with which mortals are obsessed that they often direct their energies along unexplored paths, with no reasoned ground for hope, but merely making trial whenever what they seek may by happy chance be thereby … Continue reading

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Heraclitus – An Introduction to Flux and Logos

Heraclitus is known for his obscure and elliptical style of writing. What perhaps makes Heraclitus’ oracular pronouncements difficult to deal with is that they cannot be analyzed into arguments and, in some measure, in his seemingly wilful violation of the … Continue reading

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