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Is your dating life a nightmare? David Hume’s problem of induction can help. Sam Dresser shows that an esoteric philosophical puzzle from the 18th century is all you need to keep on keepin’ on.
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A wise man once said: ‘Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.’ Sam Dresser emphatically agrees. In Aeon’s first original web series, he uses arcane philosophical theories to help solve your personal problems. For more advice from Sam, take a look at our originals video channel.
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