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Single Idea 2211

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 8. Remembering Contiguity]

Full Idea

When I am a few miles from home, whatever relates to it touches me more nearly than when I am two hundred leagues distance.


An example of ideas associated by contiguity (closeness)

Gist of Idea

When I am close to (contiguous with) home, I feel its presence more nearly


David Hume (Enquiry Conc Human Understanding [1748], V.II.42)

Book Reference

Hume,David: 'Enquiries Conc. Human Understanding, Morals', ed/tr. Selby-Bigge/Nidditch [OUP 1975], p.52