David Hume

David Hume

was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism
It seems certain, that though a man, in a flush of humour, after intense reflection on the many contradictions and imperfections of human reason, may entirely renounce all belief and opinion, it is impossible for him to persevere in this total scepticism, or make it appear in his conduct for a few hours.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The gazing populace receive greedily, without examination, whatever soothes superstition and promotes wonder.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.More David Hume quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is demonstrable, unless the contrary implies a contradiction. Nothing, that is distinctly conceivable, implies a contradiction. Whatever we conceive as existent, we can also conceive as non-existent. There is no being, therefore, whose non-existence implies a contradiction. Consequently there is no being, whose existence is demonstrable.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.More David Hume quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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