T3: (CRI) TA 2, DEB: Is Hume right about what can beimagined? Are there criticisms against Hume?
Not sure about anything.-
Hume’s observations have no practical use because we can’t live according to them
Eg: theres no reason to take a breath, no proof air wont suddenly be poisonous, no reason
to take a step, because there’s no reason the earth won’
t collapse beneath our feet-
However,despite the fact that his ideas are of no real practical use, they are logical. All of ourideas are based on what has happened in the past.
CRI 1: The external world and sense data:
1. Is there an external world at all?
2. If yes, how do our ideas
1: Yes, there is. The world exists independently of human existence.-
r senses are compositions of data. Everyone’s eyes receive light reflected from things,
but do we know we all see the same thing? Do we know we interpret sound/light/pain etc inthe same way?
We’d have a much different perspective on the external world if
we have 10eyes, surely?
CRI 3: Empiricism collapses into solipsismSolipsism(+CRI) 3'
Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and evidence, which means fromthe outside. Solipsism asserts that all knowledge from the outside is unjustified, subjective,cannot be known for certain, and might not even exist.
CRI4: Sense impressions are not necessary (or bythemselves: not sufficient) for ideas/K: (cf. CLlist/Wittgenstein)
words such as ‘and’ ‘or’ ‘is’ and ‘either’ all seem to be
an integral part in our languagewithout which, communication would be almost impossible. These ideas do not havecorresponding sense impressions and they are not empty or meaningless as Hume wouldhave suggested.
CRI5: Logical connectives, logic in generaldo not require sense impressions (8/9)
-explain in your words to your partner: