How is ‘social meaning of an action’ a human action’s Formal Cause?


What was Hume’s theory of causality?

Hume argues that we cannot conceive of any other connection between cause and effect, because there simply is no other impression to which our idea may be traced. This certitude is all that remains. For Hume, the necessary connection invoked by causation is nothing more than this certainty.

Why did Hume reject causality?

In Hume’s view, the necessary connection between cause and effect plays the most important role in forming the concept of causality because merely the repetition and contingent of events together, cannot give us an accurate conception of causality.

Did Hume believe in causation?

We can deny the relationship without contradiction and we cannot justify it with experience. Therefore, we have no rational support for believing in causation. Hume suggests that our assumptions are based on habit, not reason, and that, ultimately, our assumptions about matters of fact are based in probability.

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