The Secret Connexion

The Secret Connexion Causation, Realism, and David Hume

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Synopsis

It is widely supposed that Hume (1711-1776) 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 quite right about this, and that it was one of his greatest contributions to philosophy. Galen Strawson argues in this book that the regularity theory of causation is indefensible, and that Hume never adopted it in any case.

Book information

ISBN: 9780198240389
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 122
DEWEY edition: 19
Language: English
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 406g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 21mm