David Hume (1711-76). An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Section 1: Philosophy Section II: Origin of Ideas Section III: Association of Ideas Section IV: Sceptical Doubts Concerning the Understanding
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David Hume (1711-76)
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
All ideas are derived from internal or external impressions.
2 Sources of all knowledge
What is the nature of reasoning concerning Matters of fact?
What is the foundation of our reasoning concerning cause and effect?
What is the nature of our reasoning concerning all experience?
1) Scepticism about the cause and effect connection in particular events.
2) scepticism about the General Laws based on the evidence of particular events.
3) Scepticism about future events based on the evidence of particular past events.