Hume 2 - the next one usually moves. But Hume says we...

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Brian Lubnow 11:15-12:05 Hume Summary Hume’s main topic in this reading is the relationship between cause and effect. He claims that the relationship is not nearly as simple as we think. His idea is that we can only predict an effect from a cause, but we cannot know for sure that the two are related. If one billiards ball strikes another,
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Unformatted text preview: the next one usually moves. But Hume says we cannot know for certain that the relationship will continue. The same applies to the fact that we can’t know that the sun will come up tomorrow. We just think it must continue because we have seen it. Hume disagrees with this theory of continuity....
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