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Hume believes in the Resemblence theory. His second impression resembles the first, so it is assumed they are the same. Those impressions get an identity to from the assumption that similar cause produces similar effect. Therefore the resemblence of the objects makes us think it is the same.

Aquinas believes that all things we know in the universe have the trait of contingency, except god.

Descartes is a Dualist because it was easier to establish through reason that he had a mind than a body, that must mean they are two different types of substances.

Pascal believes that one should believe in god because there is either no or good consequences

Hume believes that cause and effect is doubtful because it is merely an idea we got from repeated experiences that rely on memory.


Philosophy of Religion


Mind Body Question

Determinism Vs. Free Will

John Locke is an Empiricist who believes that ideas come from sensation and reflection. Locke distinguishes sensation into primary and secondary qualities.

Stace, the soft determinist believes that all decsions are caused by physical and psychological causes. Decisions made by desires are free acts.

D'Holbach, the hard determinist, believes that all decisions are caused resulting in no free will. Hard determinism means that all decisions and choices are already determined.

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