Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Scottish Philosopher David Hume (1711-1776)

"Hume argues that we aren't the owners of our thoughts or sensations. Not only is there nothing standing over our experiences, having them while being conscious of itself, unchanging while our thoughts and sensations change, we are the ever-changing thoughts and sensations - what Hume calls a mere 'bundle of perceptions'. It follows that every time we have a new experience, our bundle changes and we are no longer the same person."
- Times Literary Suplement, December 04

The question remains - who is the one arguing that there is no self standing over experiences,
that there is no experiencer?

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