Discussion #3: Hume, Enquiry

Discussion #3: Hume, Enquiry

Answer the following questions as completely as possible. Your answers to these questions should be, in total, at least two paragraphs in length (approx. 250 words):

Discussion #3: Hume, Enquiry

Hume covers a great deal of ground in the first five sections of his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Do you agree with his description of how the mind works? That is, do you agree with his description of impressions and ideas and the laws of association? Why or why not? Make sure to describe, in your own words, impressions and ideas, their role in thinking, and their relation to the laws of association Hume identifies.

Once you have completed your post, you will be able to see other students’ responses. Select at least two posts to reply to and write thoughtful responses to both of them (each reply should be at least one paragraph in length). Do not simply say “I agree!” or “Good point!” Minimal responses will not receive credit.

In your replies to other students, you may do any of the following: ask questions about the post, answer questions posed in the post, expand on the post’s comments, share relevant web links, or offer an alternative viewpoint. This list is not exhaustive, so don’t hesitate to be creative in your replies. Be sure to stay on topic, however!

NOTE: Plagiarized posts will receive a zero for the assignment. Repeated offenses will cause you to fail the course. Do not copy the words or ideas of other people without proper credit and citation.