David Hume: Imagination

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David Hume (1711–1776) approaches questions in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics via questions about our minds. For example, before addressing the epistemological question of whether we have any justification for our beliefs about unobserved states of affairs, Hume asks which of our cognitive faculties is responsible for these beliefs. Before addressing the metaphysical question, What is causal necessity (or necessary connexion)? , he asks what idea we have of a necessary connection between a cause and its effect.
Original languageEnglish
TypeEncyclopedia article
Media of outputdigital entry
PublisherThe Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NameThe Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
ISSN (Electronic)2161-0002


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