Review Questions For Hume Set 1
  1. Hume argues that there are two categories of “perceptions of the mind” (a better term might be, “contents of consciousness”) What are these two categories, how are they different, and what is the relationship between them?
  2. Hume asserts on page 11 that human thought is limited to operations on “materials afforded us by the senses and experience”. Do you agree or disagree with this observation? Why?
  3. Briefly recount Hume’s first argument in defense of his view of the limits of human thought.
  4. Briefly recount Hume’s second argument in defense of his view of the limits of human thought.
  5. What exception does Hume allow to his general position on the limits of human thought?
  6. What test does Hume propose for testing the meaningfulness of philosophical terms?
  7. What three “principles of connexion” among ideas does Hume list in Section III. What sort of evidence does he present for these principles?
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