Philosophy

The Reading Assignment contains (usually) two questions. Your response to each question should be about 300 – 400 words in length, but please feel free to be as detailed as you wish. Your responses must be written in full sentences, logically structured, using proper grammar and spelling, and appropriate style. It is recommended that you write out your answers using a word processing program and copy and paste the completed response or attach a file. This will avoid loss of work in case of internet outage, etc. Always keep a backup copy of all written work.

Reading Response Questions: David Hume’s Empiricism 1. David Hume distinguishes two kinds of insights (or propositions – the statements in which such insights are expressed). How would you describe his distinction in your own words, using your own examples? Please make sure to be specific, and carefully explain your reasoning.

2. What is the problem, for Hume, with observing the cause-and-effect relationships necessary for our understanding of the natural world? Can you provide an example? Carefully explain your reasoning. Your response to each question should be about 300 – 400 words in length, but please feel free to be as detailed as you wish. Your responses must be written in full sentences, logically structured, using proper grammar and spelling, and appropriate style. It is recommended that you write out your answers using a word processing program and copy and paste the completed response or attach a file. This will avoid loss of work in case of internet outage, etc. Always keep a backup copy of all written work.

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