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Projection and Necessity in Hume

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This paper discusses the metaphor of projection in relation to Hume’s treatment of causal necessity. I argue that the best understanding of projection shows it to be compatible with taking Hume to be a ‘sceptical realist’ about causal necessity, albeit an agnostic one.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, UK

Publication date: April 1, 2001

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