Humes Mind Games

Humes Mind Games - Travis Slaby phil-101 Alex Clarkson 2 H...

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Travis Slaby phil-101 Alex Clarkson 2-17-97 2 Hume's Mind Game H The human mind is a very intricate machine. There have been many people that have attempted, and failed, to explain how the human mind operates. After reading Hume, I was in agreement with a lot of what he was explaining. Hume, in my mind, has come the closest to uncovering the minds operations. Robert Hume dealt with a lot of what Decarte talked about in his writings. The difference between Decarte and Hume is that Hume "ironed out" a lot of the "wrinkles" that Decarte left behind. One in particular, was that of doubting everything. Hume believed that you could doubt some things, but it was impossible to doubt everything. I completely agree with Hume. Doubting everything would never lead anywhere. The human mind can not just wipe out all it's known memory and start over. The mind is always on. Decarte used his beliefs to prove his own theories. He cheated his own system. Another thing Hume did was throw the Law of Mediocrity out the window.
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course PHIL 1100 taught by Professor Pelham during the Spring '11 term at York University.

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