Dateline: Virginia, February 1623: Thirty-two men sign this letter to the Privy Council (King James I’s closest advisers).
This is Hume’s anti-teleological argument. Teleology means the study of the evidences of design in nature. He says no design. Is there a reply to him?
Dateline: Virginia. This is the final day of their weeklong plenary session. The Governor, his Council, and Burgesses consent to more laws, like treating Indian property with respect and servant girls not getting married without permission. Colonists had dogs too.
Does the universe exhibit design, like a watch? Does a design imply a designer?
Are moral values relative, or are there some that are objective–true for all places and times?
When should we believe? On how much evidence? Great review for students in Phil. 101 and other interested readers.
How much evidence do we need before we decide? Will we always dawdle and delay before stepping out in faith?
This short post presents his basic arguments for the existence of the soul. Good for a quick review.
This short post summarizes his main points. Good for a quick review for students in Phil. 101 and other readers.
This outline covers only the first two Meditations.