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Necessary connections between distinct existences: A Peircean challenge to Humeanism

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dc.contributor.author Legg, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-06T22:30:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-06T22:30:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Legg, C. (2012). Necessary connections between distinct existences: A Peircean challenge to Humeanism. Paper presented at the 14th International Meeting on Pragmatism, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 5 to 8, 2012. en_NZ
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6932
dc.description.abstract It is hard to overestimate the impact of Hume’s famous dictum: “There are no necessary connections between distinct existences” on the subsequent development of mainstream philosophy. It has not only influenced philosophical thinking about causation, laws of nature and other areas of ‘scientific metaphysics’, but also modality, mathematics, personal identity and very importantly, ethics. But is it true? I argue that Hume uses the supposed axiomatic status of his dictum as a covert means of denying - whilst avoiding an honest metaphysical debate about - the view of scholastic realism. I discuss how Peirce by contrast engaged in this debate, and some of his conclusions. en_NZ
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.uri http://www.pucsp.br/pragmatismo/english_version/encontros_intern_pragmatismo/14_international_meeting.html en_NZ
dc.rights Copyright 2012 The Author. en_NZ
dc.subject Peirce en_NZ
dc.subject Hume en_NZ
dc.subject necessity en_NZ
dc.subject mathematics en_NZ
dc.subject epistemology en_NZ
dc.subject distinct existences en_NZ
dc.subject prescission en_NZ
dc.subject abstract objects en_NZ
dc.title Necessary connections between distinct existences: A Peircean challenge to Humeanism en_NZ
dc.type Conference Contribution


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