by always taking for granted what he [Hume] was doubting, and on the other hand proving….. what it had never entered his head to doubt, they so mistook his hint as to how to improve matters that everything remained as it was, as if nothing had happened. The question was not whether the concept of cause is correct, useful, and in respect of all knowledge of nature indispensible, for this Hume never held in doubt, but whether it is thought a priori by reason, and in this way has an inner truth independent of all experience, and hence also has a more widely extended usefulness, not limited merely to objects of experience; this was the question on which Hume expected enlightenment. He was only talking about the origin of this concept, not about its indispensibility in use; once the former was determined, the conditions of its use and the extent of its validity would have been settled automatically.
KeywordsActive Power Causal Principle Genuine Possibility Abstract Truth Uniform Experiment
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