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Single Idea 3655

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 7. Compatibilism]

Full Idea

Hume's account of the causal relation makes determinism less rigid because there is no longer a logical necessity in the succession of events.

Gist of Idea

Hume makes determinism less rigid by removing the necessity from causation


comment on David Hume (Enquiry Conc Human Understanding [1748], VIII.II.75) by Jennifer Trusted - Free Will and Responsibility Ch.4

Book Reference

Trusted,Jennifer: 'Free Will and Responsibility' [OUP 1984], p.34