The Looking Glass, By David Hume

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In philosophy, there are many different questions seeking to be answered. A scholar might look at certainty, the existence of God, whether or not an individual changes throughout time, or some other great unknown. A conflicting question that more individuals should consider would deal with their own existence, and why humans exist at all. By looking at the idea of reality, creationism, and impressions, one can fully deduce why people exist. These topics are clearly invisible in stories like Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass,” and David Hume’s “Of Personal Identity,” and “Why Does God let People Suffer?”. Individuals exist because God chooses for them to exist, perceiving them in such a way that they are unique from one another. Many people are familiar with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Even if they have not read it, they have probably heard it referenced at some point or seen the classic Disney take on it. The main premise is that a little girl, named Alice, sees a white rabbit, who continuously chatters about being late for an important event. She follows the rabbit, and winds up falling down its rabbit hole into a world called Wonderland. This fantasy world allows for a surplus of new adventures, all the while teaching Alice lessons about herself. Carroll follows this book with the sequel, “Through the Looking Glass.” Similar to his original story, Alice finds herself back in Wonderland on a new adventure. In the particular passage taken out for this

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