Week 8 - Defending Causation

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?



  • 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?