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2008 | 15 | 1 | 20-28
Article title

HUME'S DYNAMISM: THE PROBLEM OF POWER

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Abstracts
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In this essay, the author investigates the dynamic foundations of Hume's philosophy which is so heavily dependent upon Newton's physics. Hume's ubiquitous phrase 'force and vivacity' is symptomatic of his dynamic, rather than voluntaristic, position that dominates his interpretation of the impressions, ideas, and causality in particular. After pointing out some inconsistencies of Hume's Newtonism, he concentrates on Hume's treatment of power. It is a well-known fact that Hume rejected the natural powers, in fear of their occult character, but accepted the human powers giving them an actual interpretation. The author suggests that there is a dispositional treatment hidden in Hume's statements which puts Hume in line with other philosophers of power.
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  • A. Riska, for postal address contact the journal editor
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Publication order reference
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08SKAAAA03967859
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bwmeta1.element.8711891a-bb45-38e3-89f9-791cbcb16075
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