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By Galen Strawson

It's commonly meant that David Hume invented and espoused the "regularity" concept of causation, protecting that causal kin are not anything yet an issue of 1 kind of factor being usually through one other. it's also commonly intended that he was once not just correct approximately this, yet that it used to be one in every of his maximum contributions to philosophy. Strawson the following argues that the regularity idea of causation is indefensible, and that Hume by no means followed it at least. Strawson keeps that Hume didn't declare that causation within the wildlife is simply a question of standard succession, that this kind of dogmatic metaphysical declare concerning the nature of truth could were totally opposite to his basic philosophical rules, and that he rightly took it with no consideration that there has been extra to causation than regularity of succession, claiming merely that regularity of succession was once all that shall we ever know of causation.

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