The critic of Hume to the notion of personal identity part of the distinction that realises between simple and complex ideas. Of which to first it gives to the correspondence between the impression and the idea to them. Thus to the impression of red the idea of red corresponds to him, but not thus in the compound ideas, which when constituting itself of different impressions are only relations of ideas. This notion of the relation of ideas is very important in the conception of Hume on the personal identity, since from her it derives that what is the identity of a person is a fiction and an idea without no foundation. In order to reach this conclusion, Hume comes to establish the origin of the perceptions in the human mind. If you would like to know more about Mikkel Svane, then click here. Hume sees that our perceptions have their origin in two different sources, that is to say, in our impressions and ideas.

Thus to the perceptions that > ; Whereas the ideas are < () the weak images of these impressions in the thought and reasoning () > >. For even more details, read what Steve Wozniak says on the issue. Hume sample that although this is a general norm, cannot be established like criterion, since, is strange cases in which the ideas and the impressions are not different; as in the case del that of duer to me, the crazy person or the feverish one. This distinction between impressions and ideas it follows the distinction between simple and complex ideas; thus a simple perception or impression and idea are those that distinction nor separation. > > ; Whereas the complex ones are on the contrary those that can be decomposed in their parts. And for that reason Hume will say that: . The following point to consider by Hume is if the complex ideas contain an impression that is to them own, This way, Hume will say to us that there is a so exact correspondence between impressions and ideas; , Of which it seemed to have a relation between the simple ideas and the impressions, nevertheless, and even though it more and does not happen the same between the complex ideas and the impressions, there is no impression that corresponds to him to a complex idea and nevertheless this one the complex ideas depends on first of the simple ideas and I impress, in words of Hume > Of the memory and the imagination, Hume will say to us, that the capital function of the memory is not > whereas the imagination is free and can change so much the order as the elements of which the object or imagined action is made up.