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Single Idea 19274

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / d. Causal necessity]

Full Idea

A well-known objection to Hume's analysis of causation is that he presupposes necessary connections between mental events in the theory.

Gist of Idea

Hume seems to presuppose necessary connections between mental events


comment on David Hume (Treatise of Human Nature [1739]) by Saul A. Kripke - Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language n 87

Book Reference

Kripke,Saul: 'Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language' [Blackwell 1993], p.146

A Reaction

Are these the associations that occur within the mind? I'm not clear about the objection, but record it for interest.