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Red Letter Philosophy

Apr 21, 2023

The English philosopher and mathematician, W. K. Clifford, famously wrote that, “It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”  Clifford’s approach to belief has come to dominate the way many intellectuals approach matters of belief, especially belief in God.  In this episode we argue that Clifford neglected his Hume.  Hume’s approach to belief and God shows Clifford’s ethic to be vacuous and incoherent.  Take up and listen.  Hume, belief, and God on this episode of Red Letter Philosophy.