Vicious (Little Upsilon)
| Friday, June 20, 2008 - 04:25 am |
I'm not a fan of post seventeenth century philosophy. The great thinkers of that century taught empiricism, which is essential. But after that, philosophy went mostly downhill, getting too technical for my simple mind.
How do we know that we know? What is the definition of "the"?But Kant taught great ethics. I'm learning a little about heuristics though, and liking it. It's a mostly twentieth century philosophy, which says that probabilistic thinking that focuses on practical options is good enough to get one through life. That works for me but would put too many philosophy professors out of business.