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causation and hume

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Imogen Dickie

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Knowledge and Reality LectureOctober 26 2011Humes version of the problem of causationAll mental content is derived from sense experienceEx Snow and you think why hasnt the first snow come hume says you can have that thought and in having that thought you are deploying some ideas meaning empiricism means that you got the concept of snow from being a child playing in the snow traces to sense experienceThe problem of causationWe have an idea of causation but there is no direct link between our idea of causation and any impressionWe have to look around for impressions from which the idea of causation could possibly be derivedEx Billiard ballsThe idea of a necessary connection causes a problem Hume says we dont exp
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