31. Tuesday, February 2, 2010

31. Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - PHL Tuesday, February 2,...

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PHL Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Agnosticism allowed/ required (we cannot know) (Protagoras) (Hume) Theism allowed/ required (God exists) (Pascal) (Aquinas) Deism allowed/ required (may be a supernatural (James) (Aristotle - unmoved mover) creative force but not the God of theology) Atheism allowed/ required (Hume) (Dennett, Dawkins, Hitchens) ____________________________________________ 1. known knowns 2. known unknowns 3. unknown unknowns 4. unknown knowns ** Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) The Critical Philosophy “roused from dogmatic slumbers” by Hume and the “scandal for philosophy” (his skepticism - he puts everyone out of business until Kant) ‘critical’ = examining conditions of possibility - What is the a priori? What are the necessary presuppositions of reasons? a priori a posteriori analytic (true by de±nitions) logic ---------- synthetic (things that are brought together) 5 + 7 = 12 synthetic a priori experience (always bring things together) - stop talking about the world, use it to open up the mind about the nature of reason - how can we be so minded that there can be a world at all, move from the world to the mind
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