A brief tangent from our survey of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, here we take a look at one of David Hume's unpopular discussions from A Treatise of Human Nature, namely his ideas on Space and infinite divisibility.
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A brief introduction to Transcendental Aesthetic from Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Some basic vocabulary from the Critique is introduced to get started on Kant's theory of perception.
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This episode concludes a four-part series focusing on Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals. Final commentary is presented as a recording of a talk given by Nietzsche scholar Bernard Reginster at Amherst College in 2017.
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In this episode, sections 9 - 12 of the first essay of On the Genealogy of Morals are covered. Nietzsche's concept of Ressentiment is introduced, and he laments the diminution of the spirit of man.
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Here we cover sections 5 - 8 of the first essay of On The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche. These sections cover Nietzsche's explanation of the transition from a culture of hero worship in ancient Greece and Early Rome to one in which people worship a god who demands self denial, one he (Nietzsche) calls a slave morality.
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This episode begins a short series of episodes dedicated to the first essay in Friedrich Nietzsche's "On the Genealogy of Morals." The first 4 sections are read and very briefly commented on. The overall theme of these sections is the origin of our concepts of "good" and "bad."
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Conceptions of infinity and infinite divisibility of space and time. David Hume's thoughts on the matter and his criticisms of accepted definitions in Geometry by mathematicians.
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For a written explanation of some of Hume's thoughts, included in a portion of the script for this episode, go here - Hume on Infinite Divisibility.