イギリス哲学研究
Online ISSN : 2433-4731
Print ISSN : 0387-7450

ヒュームの関係理論再考
―関係の印象は可能か―

ジャーナル フリー

2016 年 39 巻 p. 67-82

Hume sometimes refers to an idea of a relation, and according to Humeʼs Copy Principle, this means that there must be a correspondent impression of the relation. However, such an impression, if any, would also raise certain interpretative problems with regard to the consistency of Humeʼs philosophy. In this paper, I try, first, to suppose and characterize the impression of a relation and to complement Humeʼs theory of relation with reference to “intuition,” “necessary connection,” and “calm passion.” Then I attempt to appraise the consistency between Humeʼs theory of relation and his Copy Principle, from the viewpoint of his philosophical purpose.