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I would like to start by stating that the arguments I will present about David Humes An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding are not going to be leaning completely towards his point of view or against it due to the fact that I agree with certain views on his philosophy and disagree with othersIn Of the Origin of Ideas Hume divides all perceptions into two basic kinds impressions which are the livelier and more vivid perceptions and ideas which are less lively copies of the original impression He gives some excellent analogies to back this up For example he says when we think of a golden mountain we only join two consistent ideas gold and mountain with which we were formerly aquainted I consider this point of view to be completely logical and agree with Hume but at the same time Im a little skeptic about it because he himself gives a counterexample to his own claim that simple ideas are always copied from impression In the whole example of introducing a new shade of color I disagree with Hume when he states that this instance is so singular that it is scarcely worth our observing and does not merit that for it alone we should alter our general maxim because what if there are other instances where the same thing could happen Did he have an infinite amount of time to go through all the possibilities of all the cases that could happen in an entire lifetime or just generally in lifeIn Sceptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the Understanding he says that all reasoning about matters of fact seem to be founded on the relation of Cause and Effect and this was something that I agreed on with him because if I challenge it and put it to test it seems to work every time but he doesnt stop there He says if you agree with the cause and effect concept then you
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