10.25.04 - An impresion hits you with a certain force and...

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An impresion hits you with a certain force and vivacity. Once the impression is no longer in front of your face it is stored in your memory with reduced force and vivacity. When I encounter the impression again, the one in my memory is pulled up and reinforced, giving it more force and vivacity in my memory. Hume has established that: 1) We are not justified – i.e., we do not have good Reasons in inferring from objects that resemble the latter. If this definitionbe esteem’d defective, because drawn from objects foreign to the cause, we may substitute this other definition in its place, viz.immediate impressions tat something else will happen next. (Thereby giving us the problem of induction) 2) But we do understand the Cause of making such an inference – i.e., a habit created by the PSYCHOLOGiCAL law of association – cause and reffect. Reasons vs. Causes – Difference between reasons and causes There is a difference between an event and my explanation of the event. The idea of necessity comes from some impression
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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.

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10.25.04 - An impresion hits you with a certain force and...

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