What was Hume wrong about?
Hume’s problem is that we can’t. We cannot deductively prove that the future will be like the past. It is possible that things will be different than how they have been, and we can’t deductively prove something to be true if it’s possibly false.
What is Hume’s main argument?
Hume argues that an orderly universe does not necessarily prove the existence of God. Those who hold the opposing view claim that God is the creator of the universe and the source of the order and purpose we observe in it, which resemble the order and purpose we ourselves create.
What are the problems with Hume’s theory of causation?
Hume’s own major problem when it comes to causation is that of understanding the idea of ‘necessary connection’ – a crucial component of the idea of causation, he thinks, but one whose impression- source he needs to spend a large part of Book I of the Treatise attempting to locate.
What is Hume’s criticism?
Hume’s criticism of the first part of the argument stems from his views on how we reason about causes. He thinks we make causal inferences based on repeated observations of things that are paired together. We observe rabbits having sex, then we observe baby bunnies being born, over and over.
What is David Hume’s argument against the reality of the self?
Regarding the issue of personal identity, (1) Hume’s skeptical claim is that we have no experience of a simple, individual impression that we can call the self—where the “self” is the totality of a person’s conscious life.
What are matters of fact Hume?
In Hume, objects of knowledge are divided into matters of fact (roughly, empirical things known by means of impressions) and relations of ideas.
What is one of Hume’s criticisms of the design argument?
The core of Hume’s objection here is that the existence of an intelligent designer would require explanation every bit as much as the existence of the world does; so the design argument does not offer any real explanatory gain.
What two criticisms did Hume make of the design argument are these good criticisms if the argument is understood to be Abductive in character?
What two criticisms did Hume make of the design argument? are these good criticisms if the argument is understood to be abductive in character? He makes the criticism that the design argument is a weak argument from analogy and the design argument is a weak induction.
What is wrong with the design argument?
Weaknesses of the design argument
Complexity does not necessarily mean design. Even if we accept that the world was designed, it cannot be assumed that its designer is God. And if it were designed by God, then the existence of evil and suffering in the world would suggest the belief that God is entirely good is false.
What is Hume’s third objection?
Hume’s final objection is that even if we can use an argument like this to establish that the universe had an intelligent creator of some kind, the argument gives us no grounds for thinking that this creator has any of the attributes which we traditionally ascribe to God (infinity, perfection, goodness, etc.).
What is wrong with the teleological argument?
In order to legitimately judge the provenance of the universe, we need to know whether other universe-like things are created mostly by nature or mostly by design. Since we cannot do this, the Teleological Argument is invalid.
How successful is the teleological argument?
However, despite this lack of knowledge the teleological argument is very successful at proving the existence of God. It highlights that ‘chance’ played no part in the formulation of our universe, but that we are in the hands of a creator – known as God.
What is an example of Teleological Argument?
Now the teleological argument is an argument that tries to prove the existence of God through a focus on the design of our world it is also referred to as the design argument. In short it claims that
Is the design argument a strong argument?
This is a strong argument and is hard to counter because of the logical way it presents itself. Christians do agree God is each of these things, and so there is an inconsistency.