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Trial Run: Philosophy Notes

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These philosophy notes are mainly about Hume's reading during those days (unknown) and finishes with a comparison of Hume to Descartes.
Intro to Neuroscience
Debra Artim
Class Notes
philosophy, Trial Run
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Victoria Notetaker on Monday January 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1000 at University of Pittsburgh taught by Debra Artim in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see Intro to Neuroscience in Neuroscience at University of Pittsburgh.

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Date Created: 01/04/16
I. All conclusions concerning matters of fact are founded on the relation of Cause and  Effect II. All conclusions concerning the relation of Cause and Effect are founded on  experience a. Adam doesn’t know water will suffocate him (not intuitive relation b/w ideas) III. All conclusions from experience are not found on reason a. Experience formed after repeated number of instances  b. Causal inferences based on experience Sensation : Drinking water ­> ? ­> Idea (belief): Thirst being quenched   ? = past experience, it completes the demonstrative proof Memory: past experience [drink ­> quenched]  Belief : Future resembles the past                 <­ must be established  IV. All conclusions on matters of fact are not based on reason Memory (in past; future resembles past) ­>  Belief in present (if future resembles past it will on continue to) ­> [past exp. Used to prove future resembles past] Belief (so future resembles the past) The circularity of this principle makes it unable to be proved demonstratively or by reason Descartes vs Hume on the proof (in orange) Descartes: What if we reason that future resembles the past because God is no a deceiver and it is evident by the natural light if we know this Clearly and Distinctly? Hume: How did you establish existence of a non­deceiving god. But you don’t know through a  present or past sensation of God. There is no experience or present sensation so a causal  argument is needed, but need experience to do so and that the future resembles the past. So the  proof does not work. Descartes: There are matters of fact that are not able to be traced back to impressions or  inferences, but in the Meditations show it can be down through reason, thus God exists. 


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