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Study Group Notespart 2-1 - Study Group 3) Empiricism is...

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Study Group 3) Empiricism is the idea that all knowledge comes from the senses and experience. He wanted to look at big metaphysical ideas and see where those ideas were grounded, he looked at issues of a unified self, issue of God, and issue of causation. Hume calls the analytic side relation of ideas (also a priori). A standard analytic truth is that a bachelor is an unmarried man. The predicate is contained in the subject; analytic statements aren’t based on doing research, you just have to understand the concept. Hume believes the synthetic side to be matter of fact (also a posteriori). A posteriori statements necessitate future experience to know. A typical synthetic truth is one where the predicate adds something to the subject that is not contained in it. Saying Austin is the capital of Texas is synthetic. You can have Austin without having the capital of Texas, the capital of Texas adds to Austin. Biggest difficulty is the idea of self. According to Hume, we can never answer what we are because we have no impression of our
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