Hume's theory of causation...

has pretty obvious problems, doesn't it? If it were really just "constant conjunction" that led us to posit causes, everyone would believe that the buying of summer fashions caused the hot weather that follows, right?


  1. Gene, you are making a common sense statement. That is forbidden in philosophy these days.

    In my undergraduate course, my professor didn't bat an eyelash when a fellow student made the suggestion that he thought causal nihilism was persuasive. I asked him why he bothered believing that he came to class in the morning. Someone could have brushed their teeth and caused him to appear, randomly, in the room.


    "There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

  2. Can you prove it doesn't ?

    1. I'm not sure I understand what you mean, Rob.