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An Ode to Hume’s Skepticism

x Bookmark An Ode to Hume’s Skepticism By  Jason Zarri The legacy of David Hume, like the appearance of the Moon,  is sometimes waxing, sometimes waning,  but hopefully never, forever fading. The Treatise fell dead-born from the press, The Enquiries had more success, and the Dialogues should still impress all those who in clerical garb do dress. But be you “friend” or more »

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A Problem for Hume’s Problem of Induction

x Bookmark   A Problem for Hume’s Problem of Induction Jason Zarri   Could Hume consistently believe that his argument to the effect that inductive inferences are not justified is successful? In this post I put forward reasons to think the answer is “no.”   Hume, very basically, argued that inductive inferences are not justified more »

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Hume on Causation, Relations and “Necessary Connexions”

x Bookmark Jason Zarri has a new paper on David Hume, Hume on Causation, Relations and “Necessary Connexions”

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On Imagination and Conception

x Bookmark       A Note to the Reader:   What follows is the text of an (unpublished) essay that I wrote back in 2002. I was 16 at the time, and because of that this essay contains some misunderstandings, is a bit simplistic, and–to put it in way that’s kind to my past more »

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