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David Hume states his Three Association of idea (A process by which representations(e.g. imagination and ideas) arise in consciousness).

Here are the Hume's Association of idea from the book An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Sect. III.


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We associate things based on similarities of being alike to other.

Example, when someone shows you a picture of your best friend, you naturally think of her because the picture resembles her.


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We associate things that occur to each other in space and time.

Example, if you saw a tree and in that tree you saw a next, this may lead you to think of bird, because they are spatially contiguous.


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We associate thing based on the idea of cause and effect.

Example, if we saw a wounds, we can forbear the pain which follows it because it is causally connected.


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The Scottish empiricist philosopher David Hume wrote a book entitled "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding" in this book Hume attempt to define the principles of human knowledge, limitations of it, and extent of our reliance on mental habit. In its Section III.

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