The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume

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It is widely supposed that David Hume invented and espoused the "regularity" theory of causation, holding that causal relations are nothing but a matter of one type of thing being regularly followed by another. It is also widely supposed that he was not only right about this, but that it was one of his greatest contributions to philosophy. Strawson here argues that the regularity theory of causation is indefensible, and that Hume never adopted it in any case. Strawson maintains that Hume did not claim that causation in the ...

The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume 1989, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198248538

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