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"The pluralistic form takes for me a stronger hold on reality than any other philosophy I know of, being essentially a social philosophy, a philosophy of 'co'"-William James
Let's put on our Hume caps and begin co-philosophizing about le bon David. His Treatise of Human Nature is the obvious place to begin.
I've invited my co-Humeans to state their starting point reflections, objections, concerns et al. Mine, in a nutshell, revolve around William James's claim that Hume's empiricism was insufficiently radical. "Most empiricists had been halfhearted; and Hume was perhaps the most half-hearted of the lot... The reader will recognize in Hume's famous pages a fresh example of the way in which conceptual translations always maltreat fact..." Some Problems of Philosophy
So there's the gauntlet thrown: is Jamesian radical empiricism an improvement on its Humean predecessor or not?