Such perceptions dispose the mind to pursue what nature dictates as useful.
Starting with " particular perceptions " or isolated ideas let in by the senses, he never advances beyond these " distinct existences."
What Hume called repeated sequence Pearson calls " routine " of perceptions, and, like his master, holds that cause is an antecedent stage in a routine of perceptions; while he also acknowledges that his account of matter leads him very near to John Stuart Mill's definition of matter as " a permanent possibility of sensations."
He brings against Bacon, of all men, the accusations of making induction start from the undetermined perceptions of the senses, of using imagination, and of putting a quite arbitrary interpretation on phenomena.
Second, they can help advance perceptions of professionalism and trustworthiness.