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The concept of reflection plays an equivocal role in the Treatise. It is identified as both the key to the formation of more accurate beliefs and the means to the destruction of belief altogether. I attempt to resolve this apparent paradox by showing that there are two distinct kinds of...
In their responses to Humeâs account of causal reasoning, Humeâs own contemporaries and many subsequent readers have tended to focus on the skeptical implications of that account. More recent scholarship has emphasized that Humeâs account of causal inference is not purely skeptical, for...
In his famous essay âOf the Standard of Taste,â Hume seeks to reconcile two conflicting intuitionsâthe intuition that there is a great variety of taste, on the one hand, and the intuition that there is an artistic standard based on taste that has stood the test of time, on the otherâby...
In Book 2 of the Treatise, Hume echoes Malebrancheâs Search after Truth in noticing that all our passions tend to justify themselves. I reveal this borrowing and examine how this phenomenon of the self-justification of the passions fits into Malebrancheâs and Humeâs different...
Sympathyâs susceptibility to interpersonal relations is problematic for Hume because even though sympathy is crucial for making moral judgments, it biases our character judgments in favor of those closest to us. This essay will argue that despite his emphasis on these negative effects and his...
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