For several years, I’ve had a deep interest in the philosophy of the greatest skeptic who ever lived, David Hume. Who’s Hume, you ask? He was a groovy 18th Century Scottish philosopher and essayist (and historian, and economist) who had a talent for digging down to the root of why we believe what we do and whether we are justified in it. He’s famous for discovering a number of philosophical problems like the problem of induction, the is/ought distinction, and his writings even discuss a version of natural selection nearly a century before Darwin came up with the idea! His philosophy of language even prompted one of the great philosophical movements of the twentieth century: verificationism. The idea behind this is that all meaningful language must translate into sensory experience (all meaningful words must stand for something you can see, hear, feel, etc.). That might seem commonsensical at a glance, but most philosophers nowadays seem to disagree with it for reasons I will probably blog about in the future.
About me: I used to blog at Answers in Genesis BUSTED! I took the creationist organization Answers in Genesis to pieces. I am the author of Atheism and Naturalism and Extraordinary Claims, Extraordinary Evidence, and the Resurrection of Jesus. I am an armchair philosopher with interests in Ethics, Epistemology (that’s philosophy of knowledge), Philosophy of Religion, and Skepticism in general.