29 septembre 2015

How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis
Alison Gopnik, The Atlantic, 2015/09/22
David Hume was one of my early important influences and remains today among my favourite philosophers. Hume is known mostly as a sceptic but the many hours I have spent in his work rewarded me with a philosophy of mind and associationist logic that accords well with what we actually see of humans (and infants, and animals) thinking and reasoning. More...

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