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1. What do the scholars call David Hume in comparison to Rene Descartes?
The scholars call David Hume an Empiricist, which is someone who believes that all knowledge comes from the senses.
2. What do they call Descartes in this comparison?
The scholars call Rene Descartes a rationalist, which is someone who believes that knowledge for the most part comes from reason.
3. Why? (To both questions 1 and 2).
Because Hume argues the point that knowledge comes from your senses and Descartes thinks knowledge for the most part comes from reason, but he goes back and forth between uses his senses and reason.
4. Once Hume defines ‘idea’, it’s a foregone conclusion that he will think that no ideas are general (all ideas are particular). What is this definition?
Idea is an image of a particular. Ideas are general in their representation.
5. What does Hume think about causality? Why?
That is together in time and space. A cause has to come before an effect. There must be a necessary connection that denies this one because you can’t see it.
6. Hume’s view of causality follows naturally from his view of knowledge and how it is acquired. What is that? What do the scholars call Hume in light of this?
Hume’s view of knowledge and how it is acquired is by senses. The scholars call Hume in the light of this a skeptic, which is someone who doubts the possibility of real knowledge.