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David Hume’s Construction of Senses, Thoughts and Science

David Hume was a Scottish Philosopher (1711-176) who gained fame and wealth as an essayist and historian. He spent a considerable amount of time discussing the non-intellectual aspects of human experience and the factors that create knowledge. His arguments were more in line with naturalist, pragmatists, and positivists. He believed that the relations of ideas and matters of fact are the greatest place to start a concept.  In his work, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding the section Origin of Ideas is of significant interest. He believed that the senses are only representations of actual objects within the environment. There is a fundamental difference between experiencing and the reflection of experience. The experience and then the reflection lead to the formation of thoughts.  Impressions come from the senses. The senses of taste, sight, smell, hearing, and touch draw information from the environment in different ways. This information is used to make conclusions f

The Fostering of Creative Genius: A Korean Study

As nations continue to compete for new products and services on an international scale there has been growing interest in “gifted” children and adults. A study by Cho & Lin (2011) helped to determine the factors involved in the development and encouragement of highly creative intellectually orientated people. Such individuals are more likely than others to become involved in math, science, or other artistic endeavors. Adjusting the fundamentals in education and business will offer opportunities to put such creative minds to effective use for individual, corporate, and national purposes. The creative adult can solve problems that are hard to define and difficult to formalize. They have the ability to construct beyond current scientific discovery which means that others may have a hard time following their train of thought. Arthur Schopenhauer, a German Philosopher, believed that “ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see .”   Such c