The Hume paradox: how great philosophy leads to dismal politics

As a moderate, David Hume approached many things in life with a balanced point of view, taking both experience and theoretics into account. This healthy dose of scepticism made for great philosophy, but conformist politics with a lack of conviction. He felt that all men should be equal and free to enjoy the same luxuries, but in the end sided with the status quo; he concluded that dividing wealth more equally would throw society into chaos. Read full article here

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