Hume famously presents a challenge to conceptions of causation as a kind of necessitation relation. This week we look at Kant’s attempt in the Second Analogy to defend the application of a concept of causation as necessity to the objects of experience. Does Kant succeed in giving a reply to Hume?
- CPR: Analogies of Experience, B218-224 (Guyer & Wood, 295-98); Second Analogy, B232-256 (Guyer & Wood, 304-316)
- Beck, Six Short Pieces on the Second Analogy of Experience
- Van Cleve, Causation and the Second Analogy
- Watkins, The System of Principles, §§4-7
- Watkins, Kant’s Model of Causality
- Watkins, Kant’s Second and Third Analogies
- Dicker, The Second Analogy
- What categories constitute the analogies of experience?
- What is the relation between time and the analogies?
- What role does Kant think causation plays in our ordering of our representations in time?