Hume Liberty/Necessity

Hume Liberty/Necessity - Hume Liberty/Necessity Part VIII...

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Hume – Liberty/Necessity Part VIII In Class Notes -part of human nature to have motivations for our actions -actions always have reasons behind them -even if we are not aware of them -what is Hume doing in this section? -aim to show that all the parties in debate about liberty/necessity actually agree -simply confused over terms of discussion -debate of liberty/necessity is simply terminological difficulty -why so much about necessity and very little about liberty? -convincing people of necessity seems to be the harder part, since most people think that they are free -definition of freedom is less controversial -section broken into natural/inferred universality, memory/past experiences and conclusions about the future -doctrine of necessity : -in nature, never see an effect without a cause -transfers this to human nature and say that same notion applies (54-62) -aiming at uniformity in nature and w/ respect to our actions -uniformity b/t human actions and motivations -no involuntary action -why we study history, to understand motivations, etc. -attempting to show that this necessity he is articulating is what we use in our
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