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Single Idea 2191

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 9. A Priori from Concepts]

Full Idea

Relations of Ideas are discoverable by the mere operation of thought, without dependence on what is anywhere existent in the universe.

Gist of Idea

Relations of ideas are known by thought, independently from the world


David Hume (Enquiry Conc Human Understanding [1748], IV.I.20)

Book Reference

Hume,David: 'Enquiries Conc. Human Understanding, Morals', ed/tr. Selby-Bigge/Nidditch [OUP 1975], p.25