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Hume ’ s psychology : the principles of association , imagination and belief

@inproceedings{Lacewing2009HumeS,
  title={Hume ’ s psychology : the principles of association , imagination and belief},
  author={Michael Lacewing},
  year={2009}
}
It may seem implausible that just these three relations govern all transitions of thought. Hume discusses this at greater length in the Treatise, where he emphasises that we must explore the ‘full extent’ of the relations to see that they hold. Two apparently unconnected ideas will always, he claims, be linked by a third idea which is connected by a principle to both. He also develops the principle of cause and effect: for the ideas of A and B to be linked by this principle, it needn’t be that…