Hume and Causality Essay by the rascal multitude

Hume and Causality
A look at philosopher David Hume's theory of causality.
# 65681 | 1,562 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on May 15, 2006 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (History - 18th Century)

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This paper provides a brief biographical section on David Hume before examining his theory on causality. The paper includes explanations of his notions of necessary connection, custom and habit, and the logical problems associated with causality.

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"Perhaps the most significant work ever accomplished by David Hume is his argument on causality. As an empiricist, Hume attempted to make clear the limits of reason in human understanding. Hume shows how the majority of human beliefs are gained not through innate reasoning as rationalists since Plato had claimed, but through the experiences of the senses."

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