Date: 30th October 2018
Speaker: Professor Simon Blackburn
Place: The Drawing Room, NCH
Hume’s enormously influential discussion of causation in Book 1 of the Treatise, and Books 1 to VIII of the First Enquiry, leave a serious interpretative difficulty. What exactly was his own theory of causation? In the first of these lectures Professor Simon Blackburn suggested an increasingly popular answer to this question. In the second Professor Blackburn generalised the approach, showing its application to many other contemporary philosophical issues, and showing why alternative approaches are often inferior.