David Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
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... Ideas and impressions According to Hume, all perceptions in the mind are categorized broadly in two different classes or species, which are then identified from each other based on their vivacity. This, to Hume, is the basis of ideas and conceptions that he speaks of as distinct features or aspects, that be distinguished from one another on a number of aspects. On this basis, impressions are the results of two things; direct sense experience and remembered or imagined experience, which translates to having two types of impressions that are sensation and reflection. Reflection, in this case, refers to the remembered experiences, while sensation is in reference to direct sense experiences and...