Immanuel Kant's Response To David Hume

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Causation is the relationship between cause and effect, during the 18th century many philosophers discusses what causes events and how do we perceive this cause and effect relationship. The first philosopher discussed is David Hume who view of causation is “every event is distinct from its own cause” with no logical connection, and the second is Immanuel Kant who likewise views all events as discrete events, yet we are able to have knowledge of a causal relationship. These differences between the two accounts for causation are highly important in philosophy, however Immanuel Kant’s response to Davide Hume was able to expand on the human element in which we interrupt causation and add evidence practical that Hume was unable to do. In the Enquiry…show more content…
To Hume ideas are thoughts that come from purely from the mind alone with no logical explanation for where the idea originated, it is only from deductive reasoning. (BOOK) As he wrote "Our idea of necessity and causation arises entirely from the uniformity observable in nature, where similar objects are constantly conjoined together and the mind is determined by custom, to infer the one from the appearance of the other.” (Enquiry) Therefore, one cannot explain the cause of an event from an idea because they can be derived and idea from anything, hence making anything cause…show more content…
He states, “Everything in nature, as well in the inanimate as in the animated world, happens or is done according to rules, though we do not always know them....” (CITE) In stating this h does not say that every event causes an event but every event has a connection we just might know it. The major strengths of Hume’s argument are that he is able to tell how we create causation through constant occurrences in our lives or by our mind creating an its own links between events. He accomplished establishing the basis of causation that each event that occurs is independent of all other since we cannot establish the that every event has a cause. Kant’s strengths are in his challenge that people are more than this mindless connection by justifying their experiences and judgments as knowledge to create causal connections between event. By looking at what the human experience could provide in regard to knowledge is where Kant is able to give more of an explanation as to why we find causes between occurrences in our world. Kant was also able to bring in not just daily life experiences but implement the knowledge that is applied through learning a subject such as

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