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Does this difficulty with philosophical enquiry compared with natural sciences still exist?

When I am at a loss to know the effects of one body upon another in any situation, I need only put them in that situation, and observe what results from it. But should I endeavour to clear up after ...
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What does Hume mean when he relates association of ideas to languages?

Short Answer Hume's brief section is about how ideas have regular structure. Your passage mentions languages, but the reading should be broader. Some might restrict themselves in reading this passage ...
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What does Hume mean when he relates association of ideas to languages?

Consider the reconstruction of proto Indo-European numerals by modern linguists. Such reconstruction implies that the connection between modern languages and their forebears was less well understood ...
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