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Arber asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 2 months ago

Are there any Problems that arise on Hume's view of self identity?

Are there any Problems that arise on Hume's view of self identity, such as the bundle theory?

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    If one grants that God is not, then materialism such as Hume posits (although he cannot prove God is not, he would burn all books positing God Is) leads to the bundle theory of moment-by-moment identity.

    Imho, if God is not, then moment-by-moment atom-based existentialism such as Hume's is, like Dan Dennett's, Sartres', and some types of Buddhism, would seem to the a priori reductionist or physicalist the only other option.  However, while the spiritualized sensibility may intuit or experience God with us, and the atheistic Hume, Dennett, Sartre, et al. presume God is not, there is a third way which illustrates the a priori denial of the atheistic Humean.

    Such a third view is that of Alfred North Whitehead's, in which Humes', et al. reductive emphasis on atomism is subtly but openly replaced by energy fields as processes mutually defining one another.  This processing of energy includes God as eternal, with a kind of panentheistic process in which eternal God continually transcends and increases, by processes such as accretion, appropriation, and prehension, among God's extensions, e.g. Cartesian soul-Image of God, Husserlian eidetic reduction, Plotinus' One Mind Soul-realization, Einstein's thinking God's thoughts after him, and so on.


    "Return to the One:  Plotinus's Guide to God-Realization;"

    "The Slightest Philosophy."

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A problem is going to arise if you don't start doing your own schoolwork. FAIL

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