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Hume, Austen, and First Impressions

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Rodney Delasanta discusses David Hume's and Immanuel Kant's studies of philosophy in his article, "Hume, Austen, and First Impressions." Hume and Kant have destroyed philosophy, and human understanding in believing the truth. They both declare that man knows nothing about the truth; and they each explain human understanding. The world is in chaos because man has lost the light of reason; and eventually man will lose the light of faith. Not only do Hume's and Kant's theories contradict themselves, they also have no common sense attached. They are only focused on becoming good poets instead of understanding the true reason of philosophy. ...read more.

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According to Hume, your brain tricks you into hearing a noise, but it is not really there, it was just an illusion. Another philosopher who agreed with David Hume and caused even more damage to the progress of the future was Immanuel Kant. He agreed with Hume, but he said he went too far. Kant believed in the imaginary world, but he did not believe that it was just based on sensation. Kant believed nothing in this world is true: sometime during your life an elderly person taught you everything you know about the world; he told you what an egg is and you drew the image of the egg in your head so every time you see the egg you know what it is. ...read more.

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The more I realize that the economy I live in was the creation of those sophists, the more I hate this world. How can people be so ignorant, so absent-minded? I don't understand how man can believe such nonsense; man is born with common sense, he should be able to comprehend that Hume's and Kant's arguments make no sense. Because of the sophists, we live in a world filled with lies, pain, and hatred towards one another. Since we have no truth, we cannot comprehend that we are all the same. Immanuel Kant left the world puzzled and of course more of his type will come to finish the task of destroying the truth that is left in the world. ...read more.

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