Is Love a Passion

Republished under Creative Commons from Neuroscience has much to learn from Hume’s philosophy of emotions We are in the midst of a second Humean revolution. In his Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40), the Scottish philosopher David Hume argued that: ‘Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions …’ By ‘passions’, Hume meant what (more…)

Hobbes & Schopenhauer versus Hume & Moon

Needless to say, there have always been ‘movers and shakers’ in the world — great storytellers — and always will be. I know one of them, at least a bit: the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Being personally touched by most any saint or sage, any leader of some sort, that is any genius, thinker, (more…)