Image 7. The phrase "Hume's Fork" alludes to David Hume's epistemological notion that all concepts may be divided into "relations of ideas" and "matters of fact" and that only those concepts that fall into the latter category can be considered to be the true sources of knowledge (i.e., rooted in experiences and the senses). Amy Hiley's copper drypoint (2021)
NRT is a contingency theory of causality and must avoid logical necessity. Due to the incorporation of contingent natural laws, NRT may maintain HS. NRT does have the ability to create a compelling and useful account of causation. But this potential remains untapped. Unfortunately, the so-called "merits" of NRT do not amount to a convincing explanation of causality. This is covered later.
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