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dc.contributor.authorLegg, Catherine
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazilen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-06T22:30:24Z
dc.date.available2012-12-06T22:30:24Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationLegg, 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.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/6932
dc.description.abstractIt 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
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dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.pucsp.br/pragmatismo/english_version/encontros_intern_pragmatismo/14_international_meeting.htmlen_NZ
dc.rightsCopyright 2012 The Author.en_NZ
dc.source14th International Meeting on Pragmatismen_NZ
dc.subjectPeirceen_NZ
dc.subjectHumeen_NZ
dc.subjectnecessityen_NZ
dc.subjectmathematicsen_NZ
dc.subjectepistemologyen_NZ
dc.subjectdistinct existencesen_NZ
dc.subjectprescissionen_NZ
dc.subjectabstract objectsen_NZ
dc.titleNecessary connections between distinct existences: A Peircean challenge to Humeanismen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution
pubs.elements-id22804
pubs.finish-date2012-11-08en_NZ
pubs.start-date2012-11-05en_NZ


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