The Assumption(s) of the Soulless Shoes

That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise. David Hume (1711-1776). David Steinberg, Ed. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Second Edition. Hackett Publishing Company:Indianapolis. 1993. Section IV, Pt.I, p.15 Why assume that people threw these shoes 'up' to…

Just a Thought. 19.

I'm feeling crushed by the woes of the world, as if it's incumbent on me to fix its problems and set everyone straight. I should blush at my arrogance. Blushing would at least lend me a rosy semblance of health. Instead, my face is pale and drawn from a day of fretting. And besides, I'm…

Just a thought. 8.

'Tis not solely in poetry and music, we must follow our taste and sentiment, but likewise in philosophy. -- David Hume. Ed. Ernest C. Mossner. A Treatise of Human Nature. Penguin Classics: New York. 1985 (First published 1739 and 1740). p 153 See also:  Aristotle. We are sensing things. Series 1.1.

Just a thought. 3.

"Seldom are men blessed with times in which they may think what they like, and say what they think." (Hume, 32-33) Today's thought is a quote that originates with Tacitus, the great Roman historian who lived in the first century CE. This quote, translated as follows, appears in Latin on the title page of the first…