Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Hume , David (1739), Treatise of Human Nature, Retrieved on 2021-10-14
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    17 OCT 2021

     Understanding Cause and Effect is Based on Experience

    Were a man, such as Adam, created in the full vigor of understanding, without experience, he would never be able to infer motion in the second ball from the motion and impulse of the first. It is not anything that reason sees in the cause, which make us infer the effect. Such an inference, were it possible, would amount to a demonstration, as being founded merely on the comparison of ideas. But no inference from cause to effect amounts to a demonstration, as being founded merely on the compar...
    Folksonomies: philosophy empiricism
    Folksonomies: philosophy empiricism
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    Adam would not know that one billiard ball hitting another would cause a chain reaction.

    17 OCT 2021

     Belief Discovers No New Qualities

    SINCE therefore belief implies a conception, and yet is something more; and since it adds no new idea to the conception; it follows, that it is a different MANNER of conceiving an object; something that is distinguishable to the feeling, and depends not upon our will, as all our ideas do. My mind runs by habit from the visible object of one ball moving towards another, to the usual effect of motion in the second ball. It not only conceives that motion, but feels something different in the con...
    Folksonomies: philosophy empiricism
    Folksonomies: philosophy empiricism
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