Hume -- Focal points

Hume -- Focal points - Hume-focal points The problem of the...

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Hume—focal points The problem of the origin of ideas--the link to an empirical psychology and the issue of innate ideas-Hume on innate ideas (footnote p. 13) -- the empiricist view that all ideas are based on experience-the distinction between simple and complex ideas and Hume's distinctions between impressions and ideas--and between ideas of 'inner' and 'outer' sense (“outward” and “inward”) or “sentiment”--- Ideas as images-the criterion of 'strength' and 'vivacity'— liveliness, vividness-- to distinguish various types of mental contents and activity—such as perception, imagination and belief. The attack on the idea of matter, following Berkeley.---The problem with the idea of material substance. The ideas of God and of infinity on Hume's empiricism. Compare with Berkeley. The concepts of active and passive--recall Augustine and Berkeley on the active role of the soul—(the mind or “self”)-- while in Berkeley physical bodies are passive objects without active--causal--powers. As in Berkeley, the empiricist questioning of the distinction between primary
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2008 for the course PHL 329L taught by Professor Hochberg during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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