Hume Studies 24 (2):203-233 (1998)

Donald L. M. Baxter
University of Connecticut
In the Treatise Hume argues that the self is really many related perceptions, which we represent to ourselves as being one and the same thing. In the Appendix he finds this account inconsistent. Why? The problem arises from Hume's theory that representation requires resemblance. Only a many can represent a many recognized as such, and only a one can represent something as one. So for the many distinct perceptions (recognized as such) to be represented as one and the same, the many distinct ideas that reflect them must be one and the same. But the distinct cannot be identical
Keywords History of Philosophy  Major Philosophers
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