Review Questions For Hume: ECHU Set 3

1. According to David Hume, what two types of "ideas", or knowable propositions, are there? Be sure to specify in what manner (e.g. by unaided reason, by experience, etc.) each class of proposition is known by us.

2. On what sort of relation does Hume suppose that our knowledge of matters of fact is based? How does Hume say that this relation is known to us?

3. In Section IV, part I of the Enquiry, Hume engages himself in a discussion of the relationship between causes and their effects. In the course of this discussion Hume twice uses the example of billiard balls impacting one another to illustrate a point. What is the point that Hume is trying to make with these examples?

4. Briefly reconstruct Hume's line of thought about how we have knowledge of propositions of matters of fact. Be sure to say what place propositions of metaphysics have in this line of reasoning.

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