Attorney-at-Law

DAVID HUME AND BISHOP BERKELEY

In Uncategorized on 09/08/2020 at 15:13

I chose a double major in college, philosophy and political science. If a vacancy for post of philosopher-king came open, my resumé was ready. It still is.

In my studies, I found the debate between David Hume and Bishop Berkeley.

Hume posited that there is no objective reality; we only know what we perceive. Thus, Hume would say, neither I, nor my MacBook, nor you, dear reader, exist, save in my mind. Bishop Berkeley responded that this was nonsense; of course the world, and all that is in it, exists in the mind of God.

Well, modern skepticism has little patience with that argument. But if anything has supplanted the mind of God as the source of objective reality, it is the internet. If it exists, it’s on the internet.

In proof whereof, I offer the story of the late Winston Tease, Sr., May 21, 1937 – August 23, 2020. Neither IRS nor Judge Mark V Holmes are certain of the late Winston Sr’s whereabouts in Winston Tease, Docket No. 15466-07L, filed 9/8/20.

This is a CDP from a TFRP (Section 6672).”We’ve remanded it twice to the IRS, and the second remand ended earlier this year. We ordered the parties to respond to this second supplemental notice of remand by August 28, 2020. A check of the docket showed no response from Mr. Tease, and the IRS attorney suggested informally that the reason may be that Mr. Tease has passed away.” Order, at p. 1.

Judge Holmes, unwilling to accept informal suggestions from IRS, orders a response.

“ORDERED that on or before September 30, 2020, Mr. Tease notify the Court in writing if he is still alive and, if so, state his response to the June 26, 2020 supplemental notice of determination.” Order, at p. 1.

Judge, according to the internet, IRS’ informal suggestion was right on the money. Try Google.

 

 

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