David Hume’s attack on the traditional understanding of causal power

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January 16, 2016

 

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It is this sensory experiences that allows humans to formulate the idea of a circle and similarly all other ideas. It seems he is making the unstated claim that only experience can be the root of ideas and they can not be gained as a priori knowledge. In forming our definitions of certain ideas, if ambiguity is encountered from a confusing idea, one could always use the original impression of the idea to clarify the limits of the idea...
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In forming our definitions of certain ideas, if ambiguity is encountered from a confusing idea, one could always use the original impression of the idea to clarify the limits of the idea. In trying to define the idea of “necessary connection” there is no original idea to draw from. Hume states that to fully justify that we know the “necessary connection” one has to know that the first event will certainly mitigate one and only one other event and we also have to know what is the direct lead from the original to the final event...
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