So everything we think of is basically a copy of something we have already seen . Like the example given in our model this week the background of the screen I am currently typing on is an impression , while the color or my mother’s hair is an idea. Hume came to the conclusion that it makes sense to inquire the origin of our ideas . WE use three way to come up with ideas resemblance , contiguity or cause and effect , but experience give us an idea and awareness . In conclusion relation of ideas are formed in the mind .Each idea is separate from others and there isn’t any evident relation , so Hume asked himself how is it possible we learn from experience. He discovered that if we want to learn from our experience we have to believe that past experience have something similar in today’s experience. Therefore , all beliefs of matter are non-rational.
I feel that both Hume and Descartes had very strong arguments but I would have to say I agree more with Hume. His explanation on matter made sense to me , like the example that was given about the sun we assume it will come up every day but we don’t actually know it