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Hume, Miracles and Skepticism -not necessarily an attack on religion, but rather clarifying what religion is -that this belief exists but that being certain of these miracles is without reason/not grounded in experience -there is a certain opacity at the root of everything for Hume -just because you cant know the ultimate reasons for everything doesn’t mean that everything is then miraculous -section 12 -discusses Cartesian/antecedent skepticism -being skeptic prior to philosophizing as to clear the playing field, that will lead you to some sort of knowledge -then consequent skepticism -bulk of section 12, all of part 1 and 2 -what is consequent skepticism? -skepticism that arises from principles
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Unformatted text preview: -don’t have to worry about dreading outcomes-you will always act based on your natural instincts-section 3-what does hume want?-what kind of skepticism does he want? NEITHER-a mitigated skepticism: one that doesn’t attempt to subvert common life but rather takes base in common life-conservative aspect of hume, doesn’t want to restructure a society based on one philosophical principle, wants a slower pace of change based on illegitimacy of their beliefs-mitigated skepticism aims to ground knowledge in experience and reason-make philosophical judgments that are grounded in common life-aim to slowly change culture/custom, not to wipe it out-task of philosophy to enact social change...
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