Projection and Necessity in Hume
Abstract: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