The Secret Connexion

The Secret Connexion Causation, Realism, and David Hume

Revised edition

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In this revised and updated edition of The Secret Connexion, Galen Strawson explores one of the most discussed subjects in all philosophy: David Hume's work on causation. Strawson challenges the standard view of Hume, according to which he thinks that there is no such thing as causal influence, and that there is nothing more to causation than things of one kind regularly following things things of another kind. He argues that Hume does believe in causal influence, but insists that we cannot know its nature. The regularity theory of causation is indefensible, and Hume never adopted it in any case.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199605859
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: Revised edition
DEWEY: 122
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv 246
Weight: 412g
Height: 229mm
Width: 157mm
Spine width: 15mm