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Continuing on David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779), with guest Stephen West. We get further into what's wrong with the design argument and why Hume thinks that it's merely a verbal dispute whether we want to say that God designed the orderly universe or just say that the universe is orderly. Also, the problem of evil!
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End song: "Here Comes the Flood" by The Security Project; one of its leaders Trey Gunn appeared on Nakedly Examined Music ep. 21.
Wayne Schroeder says
Hume +Spinoza=neither theist nor nontheist, but action with intuition (as defined by Spinoza), reason (scepticism, as used by Hume) living in accord with the true nature of nature (the intelligence of the given design, insisting rather than existing), of wisdom, love and justice, beyond Good and Evil, choosing the good.