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15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 9. Perceiving Causation

[instant assumption of causal relations in perception]

6 ideas
An object made by a saint is the best way to produce thoughts of him [Hume]
Our awareness of patterns of causation is too important to be left to slow and uncertain reasoning [Hume]
We experience causation between willing and acting, and thereby explain conjunctions of changes [Nietzsche]
Either causal relations are given in experience, or they are unobserved and theoretical [Sosa/Tooley]
It is hard to analyse causation, if it is presupposed in our theory of the functioning of the mind [Psillos]
Causation seems to be an innate concept (or acquired very early) [Bird]