Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 101 (1):129-157 (2020)

Authors
Matias Kimi Slavov
Tampere University
Abstract
This article centers on Hume’s position on the intelligibility of natural philosophy. To that end, the controversy surrounding universal gravitation shall be scrutinized. It is very well-known that Hume sides with the Newtonian experimentalist approach rather than with the Leibnizian demand for intelligibility. However, what is not clear is Hume’s overall position on the intelligibility of natural philosophy. It shall be argued that Hume declines Leibniz’s principle of intelligibility. However, Hume does not eschew intelligibility altogether; his concept of causation itself stipulates mechanical intelligibility.
Keywords Hume  Newton  Leibniz  Universal gravitation  Intelligibility  PSR  Experimentalism  Newtonian dynamics  Cartesian mechanism
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/papq.12300
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Elements in Hume.Matias Slavov - 2016 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 14 (3):275-296.
Understanding Newton’s Argument for Universal Gravitation.Steffen Ducheyne - 2009 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 40 (2):227-258.
Essays Concerning Hume's Natural Philosophy.Matias Slavov - 2016 - Dissertation, University of Jyväskylä
Hume's Labyrinth.Alan Schwerin - 2012 - Annales Philosophici 5:69 - 84.
Heidegger, Dreyfus, and the Intelligibility of Practical Comportment.Leslie A. MacAvoy - 2019 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 50 (1):68-86.
Newton and Hume.Matias Kimi Slavov - forthcoming - Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences.
Reflection, Intelligibility, and Leibniz’s Case Against Materialism.Julia Borcherding - 2018 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 21:44-68.
Schmitz, Jordan, and Wallace on Intelligibility.Nicholas Lobkowicz - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 38 (1):57 - 68.
Causation and Intelligibility.David H. Sanford - 1994 - Philosophy 69 (267):55 - 67.
How Hume Became 'The New Hume': A Developmental Approach.James Hill - 2012 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 10 (2):163-181.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2019-10-09

Total views
204 ( #52,843 of 2,462,519 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
62 ( #13,117 of 2,462,519 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes