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The Secret Connexion by Galen Strawson
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Oct 16, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: empiricism, epistemology, hume, history-of-philosophy, metaphysics, reviewed

Very good book. Meticulously counters the traditional view of Hume as dogmatically denying the existence of causation. Strawson shows (by close reading of Hume's texts) that Hume's arguments about 'necessary connexion' being only in the mind are epistemological rather than ontological. Hume avoids the mistakes of the 20th century positivists who call themselves Humeans. 'Hume, then, is not a "Humean"' (p. 228).

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October 16, 2012 – Shelved
February 7, 2013 – Started Reading
April 26, 2013 –
page 212
April 27, 2013 – Finished Reading
April 28, 2013 – Shelved as: history-of-philosophy
April 28, 2013 – Shelved as: metaphysics
April 28, 2013 – Shelved as: hume
April 28, 2013 – Shelved as: epistemology
April 28, 2013 – Shelved as: empiricism
May 17, 2013 – Shelved as: reviewed

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