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Hume on identity: A defense

Philosophical Studies 40 (2):275 - 282 (1981)

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  1. Hume on the Ordinary Distinction Between Objective and Subjective Impressions.R. Jo Kornegay - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (2):241-269.
    Hume begins ‘Of scepticism with regard to the senses,’ Section 2 of the Treatise, Book I, Part iv with the claim that it is otiose to ask whether or not there are bodies since belief in their existence is unavoidable. The appropriate question is rather ‘What causes induce us to believe in the existence of body?’. For Hume, belief is lively conception. Hence, he is also undertaking to answer the logically prior question: What causes induce us to form the concept (...)
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