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Unformatted text preview: Reason is utilized as a means to determine what will be the best way to get what we want. Robots could not be human for Hume if they do not have emotions. Humes Treatise, an Overview 1. On the assumption that Knowledge is the result of Judgments about the Philosophical relations between ideas We can have no knowledge of: a. Cause b. Necessity c. The uniformity of nature d. The soul e. The self 2. Because we do not have an idea derived from an impression of any of these concepts. 3. What do we do? 4. Remember Humes two tracks: a. Philosophical a discussion of how much we can expect from reason alone. b. Natural an appeal to the natural proclivities of human beings 5. Thus we naturally assume that nature is regular based on our experience. 6. We naturally assume that there is unity to the self because we need that sense of continuity to survive. 7. Is Humes appeal to the power of nature justified?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PHIL 1204 taught by Professor Jcpitt during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '07