Ideas from 'Treatise of Human Nature, + Appendix' by David Hume [1740], by Theme Structure

[found in 'A Treatise of Human Nature' by Hume,David (ed/tr Mossner,Ernest C.) [Penguin 1969,0-14-040007-9]].

Click on the Idea Number for the full details    |     back to texts     |     expand these ideas

11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 4. Belief / d. Cause of beliefs
Belief is a feeling, independent of the will, which arises from uncontrolled and unknown causes
16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 3. Undetectable Self
If an oyster had one perception, that would be its identity. Why should further perceptions make a difference?
16. Persons / D. Self and Body / 1. Spiritual Self
If self is a substance, what happens when the substance changes?
16. Persons / E. Self as Mind / 4. Associated Self
Experiences are logically separate, but factually linked by simultaneity or a feeling of continuousness
My theory that the self is associations won't work; we never see the associations