‘Philosophical Geocaching’ Category

Philosophical Geocaching Part III: Hume, continued

Here, as promised, is the story of David Hume, Nature Boy. Also the story of how even in Edinburgh, the City that Loves its Philosophers, the truly devoted philosophical tourist will have to do some bushwhacking (verbal bushwhacking, if not the whacking of any actual bushes) in order to find all the Hume-related points of […]

Philosophical Geocaching Part II: Hume

As its name implies, the activity I’m calling “philosophical geocaching” usually consists of hours and hours of way-finding, using a map that displays a complete disregard for the point of your interest, and is concluded when the way-finder arrives at the landmark in question, only to find that it isn’t quite the landmark they were […]

Philosophical Geocaching Part I: Descartes

Philosophy is a wonderful thing to study, but it doesn’t lend itself well to vacationing. Quick: name your top five favorite philosophical tourist destinations! See what I mean? All that focus on disembodiment has really gotten in our way. It’s so hard to go anywhere unless you have a body that can be transported. But […]