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David Hume

Our Epistemological Crisis

Laura Rediehs | Posted 05.13.2016 | Science
Laura Rediehs

Several essays ago, I mentioned that we are in an epistemological crisis, and I promised further discussion in future essays. In case you have been e...

Your Problem With Guns or Gays Is Not Political

Robin Koerner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Collapsing the subcultural divides in our society through actual human relationship dissolves our political differences, because it reveals that much of what we thought were differences of political principle are really rationalizations of the suspicion we feel toward those whose experiences and pleasures we simply cannot imagine sharing.

God and Morality: Never the Twain Shall Meet

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The survey is deeply depressing because the idea that faith in god is essential to morality is one of humanity's most dangerous and destructive myths.

The Importance of Existence: the Natural and the Supernatural

Connor Ryan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Connor Ryan

The claim that something is, is to claim that something can be. To say that there is an is, is to say that it is possible to exist. Therefore in the p...

The Great Infidel at 300

John Paul Rollert | Posted 08.04.2011 | Books
John Paul Rollert

What do you get a man for his 300th birthday? For David Hume, the University of Edinburgh has decided to pay him the kind of tribute it withheld durin...

Martin Wolf: How To Fight The Currency Wars With China | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Has the time for a currency war with China arrived? The answer looks increasingly to be yes. The politics and economics of an assault on Chinese excha...

Advice to Tiger Woods: Ignore Brit Hume

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The obvious Christian bias would be astounding if not so disturbingly common. What if Woods was a Christian and Hume told Woods he should convert to Islam or Judaism for redemption?