Hume stated that there are simple and complex ideas. For example, the idea of a pegasus, is complex, because it's composed by "simple" ideas (a horse and wings).

But is this very idea about simple and complex ideas, complex?

I mean, are Hume's ideas just bigger complex ideas, made of other simple ideas like the fantasy creature pegasus?

If so, does this proove Hume's theories as erroneous?

  • Why would this "prove Hume's theories as erroneous"? – Eliran Sep 3 at 16:53
  • It isn't any obvious sort of contradiction if the idea "there are simple ideas" is itself not a simple idea. – ig0774 Sep 3 at 20:25

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