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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

David Hume

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Which of the following qualities is characteristic of "easy and obvious" philosophy?

Whom of the following thinkers does Hume consider an "easy and obvious" philosopher?

Whom might Hume consider the best model to follow in terms of methodology?

Which of the following is NOT an impression?

Which of the following is NOT an idea?

Which of the following is fundamental?

Which of the following is NOT a fundamental law of association of ideas?

Which of the following statements is a relation of ideas?

Which of the following statements is true of a matter of fact?

How can I rationally justify my belief that the sun will rise tomorrow?

How do we come to infer a connection between cause and effect?

What is a belief a combination of?

Which of the following ideas has no correspondent simple impression?

According to an occasionalist, what is the real cause of a billiard ball's motion?

What side does Hume take in the debate between free will and determinism?

Who is the ultimate judge of what is right and what is wrong in human moral practice?

How do humans differ from animals?

Which of the following does Hume NOT provide as a reason not to believe in miracles?

What can we say about God's existence?

Which of the following kinds of skepticism does Hume associate with Descartes?

Which of the following kinds of skepticism is Hume most in favor of?

What kind of reasoning, according to Hume, justifies metaphysical speculations?

Which of the following philosophers was most deeply influenced by Hume?

Which of the following philosophers is not a rationalist?

Which of the following terms is dissimilar from the others?

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