Konubinix' opinionated web of thoughts

David Hume, 1748, Sect. IV of Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding


IIUC, facing a situation, to predict the possible outcomes, all the universe of stuffs you can say are possible. The only way you have to prefer one is because you have had some experience and our brain has the tendency to think that:

  • things that behaved one way will behave the same way again.
  • things that look like other things behave similarly.

Telling that you now X because Y only moves the argument a on X to an argument on Y. Telling that you know bread is nourishing because you know the physical composition of the bread and how it nourishes you moves the question of how do you know that this composition nourishes your body.

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