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David Hume (25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.

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David Hume "All sentiment is right; because sentiment has a reference to nothing beyond itself"
Quality not quantity. David Hume who said "Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them".
Spot the difference:. One is from Jaina work, Mahapurana, 8-10thC; other is by David Hume's 'Treatise...'. (via BKM)
David Hume(1604) on an equal union, 'Scotland & England should not be yoked as if they were different, but unified so th…
"Understanding human nature is the foundation of all knowledge. And science needs
"The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason." - David Hume
David Hume, the best-ever writer of English, was a product of the Edinburgh Enlightenment - wch was a product of the Act of Union
Glad to see the Scots go? Why? The nation of David Hume and Adam Smith?
I actually think independence will do Scotland good. I want the Scotland of Adam Smith and David Hume back.
"Truth springs from argument among friends" David Hume
"Disputes are multiplied as if everything is uncertain, and managed as if everything is certain." David Hume
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it. David Hume
Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived - David Hume
If David Hume were alive, he would be on the news explaining why secession has no sense impression.
“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate” Elbert Hubbard David Hume
"No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping." - David Hume, Essays on Suicide and the...
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What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'. ~David Hume
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Truth springs from argument amongst friends. ~ David Hume
[DISSOCIATE] All reasonings concerning matters of fact are founded on a species of
Special statues of Adam Smith and David Hume to be built in Oxford and Cambridge.
David Hume asks the hard hitting questions.
Yes. Dam breaking. Hist. Access to Ed. from poor in Scot. called creation of a democratic intellect>Burns, Adam Smith, David Hume
Philosophical discussion unites the two greatest and purest pleasures of human life: study and society. . David Hume
« The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst. » David Hume
“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.” ― David Hume,
"Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them." . -David Hume (1711-1776)
"The mind requires some relaxation, and cannot always support its tendency to think and work. David Hume"
Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge. - David Hume
Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. David Hume
tell me. How come a son of the scottish enlightment.A scion of David Hume, Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson etc is so anti-european?
“To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but to perceive.” -David Hume
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"David Hume. He's my favourite. He's the big fat jolly philosopher. He's nothing like his nemesis, Immanuel Kant."
75 Yesterday was blistering hot. It was “Death on the Nile” hot. I picture Peter Ustinov perspiring. Instead of  hurtling around on a mountain bicycle or jogging – I sought the cool sanctuary of a wood and sat down on a bench as the sun decanted through the luscious green canopy. I was refreshed by a breeze and shade. There I pulled out a copy of David Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding edited and introduced by Peter Millican. His introduction is very thoughtful and concise. It sailed through the history of philosophy, from the Aristotelians up to David Hume. It touched on the renaissance of science. I could see that Isaac Newton in his conception of the universe and the forces that bore upon material things, opened also a door for religious speculation about the unexplained forces. Newton had perhaps deliberately in his instrumentalist approach to the universe kept that door open. Hume was in his radical Treatise in favour of slamming that door firmly shut. What is interesting, fro ...
Outside David Hume's cockpit the Scottish orcs were all dead. Empirically, it had been a successful mission.
As a matter of habit,all of us go beyond the evidence of our senses and form beliefs we have not experienced. -David Hume.
As David Hume, star of the Enlightenment once said - "Where's the feckin Apple store?"
I honestly think this is David Hume.
A fascinating video interview with David Hume, a truly inspiring individual.
Love this quote by David Hume "Beauty in things lies in the mind which contemplates them."
Incredibly inspiring...David Hume blind since birth...“I am not hung up on person’s presentation. Each person has an…
I always take a walk past David Hume when I'm home (just realised that he's got a bit of moob action going)
Just call me David Hume (because he used to live here and now I live here)
David Hume uses his as a unique way to read people as a corporate recruiter. Overcoming the odds!
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. David Hume
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'When I say 'I postulate this idea' I of course mean 'I stole from David Hume''- Baddeley on the link netween WMC and depression
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And then went on to quote David Hume :)
Tis profitable for us both, that I should labour with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow - David Hume
The truth springs from arguments amongst friends - David Hume
It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place... it's when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood. David Hume
On Tuesday I tried to find out what books I’ll need for the Canadian Short Story and Knowledge and Reality courses I plan to take this fall. The previous syllabus for the English course lists as required reading two anthologies: “Canadian Stories: Short Stories in English Before World War I” and “The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English”. I couldn’t find any downloads of either anthology, but looking at various reviews of the books I found a partial list of some of the authors whose stories are contained within. It included Alice Munro, Stephen Leacock, Mavis Gallant, Carol Shields, Matt Cohen, Guy Vanderhaeghe and Mordecai Richler, as well as about fifteen others so I searched for all the authors on Pirate Bay and was able to download large collections of five of them. I looked for a Knowledge and Reality syllabus but there was none. I did however find a site where students offer reviews of courses and David Hume was referenced several times, so I downloaded his Treatise of Hu ...
Daily Quiz, June 16, 2014 A famous Empiricist was also a bishop and known for "subjective idealism," a theory which implies things don't exist if they aren't perceived. Did the tree fall in the forest if the falling was not witnessed? Who was this bishop? a. John Locke b. David Hume c. George Berkeley d. Thomas Hobbes
"The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the MYSTICAL. It is the sower of all TRUE SCIENCE. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer WONDER and stand RAPT in AWE, is as good as dead"."To know that what is IMPENETRABLE to us really exists, manifesting itself as the HIGHEST WISDOM and the MOST RADIANT BEAUTY which our DULL FACULTIES can comprehend only in their primitive forms; this knowledge, this feeling is at the CENTRE of TRUE RELIGIOUSNESS"...---Albert Einstein.besides Albert Einstein being one of the GREATEST PHILOSOPHER of our lifetime, he was an EXEPTIONALLY WONDERFUL GENIUS,...in a book titled Ten Great Works of Philosophy I've read stories of the likes of Plato, Aristotle, St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas, René Descartes, David Hume, Emanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, William James, Socrates, etc, mara hey Albert Einstein ?
You've got some top corpses to keep you company though - David Hume, Chartist Martyrs & ace whisky bloke John Haig.
On May 7th in history: In 351 a Jewish revolt against the Romans broke out in Palestine. In 1429 Joan of Arc broke the Siege of Orleans, a turning point in the Hundred Years War. In 1664 Louis XIV of France inaugurated the Palace of Versailles. In 1711 David Hume, Scottish philosopher, was born. In 1718 New Orleans was founded. In 1763 Pontiac's Rebellion began with an attack on Fort Detroit as various Native American tribes united in an attempt to drive white soldiers and settlers out of the Great Lakes region. In 1794 Robespierre introduced the Cult of the Supreme Being as the new state religion of the French Republic. In 1812 Robert Browning, English poet, was born. In 1832 the independence of Greece was recognised by the Treaty of London. In 1833 Johannes Brahms, German composer, was born. In 1839 the Chartists presented the “People's Charter” petition to the British parliament with 1.3 million signatures – among the demands were universal (male) suffrage and annual parliaments. In 1840 Pyotr Tc ...
John Locke and David Hume are empiricist philosophers.
I have a good idea what David Hume might have said about this kind of forecasting & punditry (
The top of the Royal Mile disappearing into the fog behind David Hume.
THE GOSPEL CALLING SERIES 20 HOW TO MINISTER THE GOSPEL PART 9: BY PREACHING AND TEACHING THE GOSPEL PART D Today I just want to bring to your attention some few thoughts I have developed from some quotes I chanced on from some seasoned men of God that I believe will be a great blessing to you as it has been to me in the preaching & teaching of the gospel. First, we must understand that in the preaching and teaching of the gospel, it is our availability that counts and not our abilities for God is not wicked to give you a work without giving you tools & resources to work with. Just avail yourself for God’s use. “A man who listened once to D.L Moody was very critical of his grammar and reprimanded him for it. Moody's response was:" I wish my grammar were better. I wish I had a better education, but I am using all the grammar I have for the glory of God. Are you doing as much with yours?" God is more interested in our availability than he is our ability.” Please just make the gospel message available ...
Everything in the world is purchased by labor...! [David Hume] .
I sometimes wonder, after reading something by Aristotle, Augustine, or David Hume, why I bother reading anything else.
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Selling: ES 112: Race, Class, and Gender in the United States 9th Edition by Rothenberg ENGL 149: Technical Communication Today 4th Edition by Richard Johnson-Sheehan (looseleaf) PHIL 230: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes The Modes of Scepticism by Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes PSY 252: Social Psychology 7th Edition by Saul Kassin
Let's dig together: David Hume wrote: “Where ambition can be so happy as to cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of all human passions.” While Edmund Burke stated “Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.” Beloved members, do you think that ambition is always negative? Is it really an incurable passion?
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker. David Hume
David Hume, the greatest skeptic of them all, once remarked that after a gathering of skeptics met to proclaim the veracity of skepticism as a philosophy, all of the members of the gathering nonetheless left by the door rather than the window.
This is gonna be a volunteering information session on Thursday in David Hume Tower at 5:30, come along if you are interested in doing something valuable during the summer
That moment when you start talking about love and suddenly you make connections with God, Saint Thomas, David Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Asimov, Terminator, I robot and finish with the revolution of Robots... o_O! but at the end evrething is related :p cc Joseph Langner
A reminder for ALL Honours students: Dissertation Survival Tips: Part 2 The second and final part of the EUNS Dissertation Survival Tips series will be held on Thursday 3rd April, 7pm in Faculty Room North, David Hume Tower. Previous Honours students will give a short talk about their tips for successfully completing dissertations, including how to write-up your report, advice on analysing data and tips for the final presentation. They’ll also answer any questions, which can either be emailed in advance to edneurosocor brought along on the day. Most of what will be covered are applicable to other Honours degrees as well, so bring along your friends as well! Hope to see you there.
seen elsewhere: The economic wisdom of David Hume
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How Can I Know Anything At All? We start this new column with the question which plausibly must be answered before we can answer any other question. The following answers to this central philosophical question each win a random book. (The order of the answers is not significant.) How can I know (perceive with certainty) anything at all? My first triumphant answer is that I can’t; gloriously confirmed by studies of philosophy, especially of David Hume. Without the possibility of knowledge, I am left with belief: belief about all things, material or abstract. Belief about everything I chose to accept as valid; that this table is real, what scientists tell me, ideas, religions, our amazing planet and its people. There is a beautiful democracy in unknowing. Except I do have trouble with ‘the real world’. I cannot trust material objects to stay where I believe them to be (my pens for example), and I also have difficulty with with the limitations of man-made systems like mathematics and logic. How is it t ...
"A man is not a rogue and rascal and liar because he draws a false inference." -David Hume
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You are Desmond David Hume. You are passionate, loyal, and always care deeply for those closest to you. Based on the historical philosophy of David Hume, true knowledge is always derived from your everyday experiences. Belief is not what someone has told you it is, it is what you have directly experienced for yourself. While you may find it hard to stand up for what you believe in at times, you nevertheless have the passion to be the person that you want to be.
"A wise man proportion his belief to the evidence" - David Hume
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When suicide is out of fashion we conclude that none but madmen destroy themselves; and all the efforts of courage appear chimerical to dastardly minds ... Nevertheless, how many instances are there, well attested, of men, in every other respect perfectly discreet, who, without remorse, rage, or despair, have quitted life for no other reason than because it was a burden to them, and have died with more composure than they lived? DAVID HUME, Essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul
I think that David Hume' s anti-rationalist analysis of the psychological basis of human nature must be...
All I can think about is Immanuel Kant and David Hume
"All plans of government which suppose great reformation in the manners of mankind are plainly imaginary." - David Hume
“Enchanted but unchanged” is how Oswald Chambers describes Ezekiel’s congregation. It is a fair description of them and of many listeners to the word of God since then. For there is a captivating beauty about that word even to hardened hearts, and there is something arresting about the gifted preacher’s voice: a magnetism, which holds the seemingly indifferent. “I thought you did not believe in the gospel!” said someone to David Hume, the Scottish philosopher and skeptic, as he met him going to hear Whitefield in Edinburgh at five o’clock one morning. “I don’t,” Hume replied, “but he does!” “My preaching is a failure if it can charm but not change,” was the remark of one gifted preacher. This is truth, which should rightly search our hearts. However, with Ezekiel and his hearers before us, we must not allow the enemy to discourage us unduly. We will not put too much weight on the expression of devotion at the door, nor will we become cynical. It is not our ability to enchant th ...
"...or public credit will destroy the nation. It is impossible that they can both subsist. . . .” David Hume
“It must, indeed, be one of these two events; either the nation must destroy public credit..." David Hume
What David Hume has to say about Keynesianism
"Keynesianism is not new. It is just a revival of the old mercantilist ideas that Hume was targeting."
Because of the Scottish Enlightenment which gave us intellectual giants such as Adam Smith and David Hume
A little philosophy makes a person an Atheist: a great deal converts her to religion ~ David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion ~
David Hume and Ludwig Wittgenstein couldn't have said it better:
"Reading David Hume on economics, one has the feeling that he is rebutting current Keynesian policies. How could...
4 of 5 stars to An Enquiry Concerning Human Understan... by David Hume
"But were this world ever so perfect a production, it must still remain uncertain, whether all the excellencies of the work can be justly ascribed to the workman. If we survey a ship, what an exalted idea must we form of the ingenuity of the carpenter, who framed so complicated, useful, and beautiful a machine? And what surprise must we entertain, when we find him a stupid mechanic, who imitated others, and copied an art, which, through a long succession of ages, after multiplied trials, mistakes, corrections, deliberations, and controversies, had been gradually improving? Many worlds might have been botched and bungled, throughout an eternity, ere this system was struck out: much labour lost: many fruitless trials made: and a slow, but continued improvement carried on during infinite ages in the at of world-making. In such subjects, who can determine, where the truth; nay, who can conjecture where the probability, lies; amidst a great number of hypotheses which may be proposed, and a still greater number ...
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Lmao people sprinting into David Hume carrying pieces of paper ~deadlines~
“ We fancy, because an individual would be much richer, were his stock of money doubled, that the same good effect would follow, were the money of every one increased; not considering that this would raise as much the price of every commodity, and reduce every man in time to the same condition as before. . . .” -- David Hume
Dropping that Wittgenstein twaddle over and over gets old, Alex. David Hume told me so.
You are warmly invited to the next upcoming research seminar organised by the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. The speaker will be Anindya Raychaudhuri (University of St Andrews) Topic: Wasn't it Golden? Date Thursday 3 April Time 4pm -5.30pm Venue Conference Room, David Hume Tower, George Square ALL ARE WELCOME. The seminar group will re-convene afterwards in the 56 North in Chapel Street
Stopped for a smoke in Chirnside birthplace of David Hume, noted clever chap. Very much the Gerard Butler of his day.
E-Hyde Park Come let us argue together. Truth springs from [sustained} argument among friends, says David Hume & neither logic nor sermons nor stats, nor facts, nor data convince says Whitman and peer pressure is forever says Patti Smith and if fools persist in their folly they become wise and the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom says Blake and let him with no spin cast the first stone, Jesus recommends and if you point your finger at your neighbor there are 3 pointing back at you an old Moral Rearmament bromide my old man would sing to me, and an enemy is as good as a Buddha and if you see the Buddha on the road, kill him. Zen koans.. Unable to appreciate the difference and then the relationship between “quantity” and “quality,” Pirzig quit teaching, boughta motorcycle and took his young son on a cross-country road trip while thinking about the passion of the Western Mind and the Zen of motorcycle maintenance. A student just now said “I only did 2 & ½ pages of the suggested ...
"A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty." -- David Hume
‘A grave issue? Ancestral land and agrarian transformation in Sierra Leone’ Paul Richards, Wageningen University 4pm, Wednesday 2nd April Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower This week, CAS seminar series draws to a close for the academic year as we host the Charles Jedrej Memorial Lecture. Professor Jedrej, formerly the head of the social anthropology department at the University of Edinburgh, passed away in 2007. He was a much loved and admired figure within and beyond the University. His contributions to anthropology are substantial, especially his studies of Sierra Leone and Sudan, but also of migration in Scotland. Professor Paul Richards (Wageningen University, The Netherlands), a colleague and friend of Professor Jedrej, will deliver this lecture.
He is happy, whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent, who can suit his temper to any circumstance…
"I am nothing but a bundle of perceptions" - David Hume
The 18th century British philosopher, David Hume, did not believe in God. He did not believe in miracle either. He said that if he actually saw a dead person coming back to life, he would still not believe. He would rather conclude that his eyes deceived him, since his reason(mind) would still be telling him that it was impossible for a dead person to come back to life.
"Beauty is a mystery ... It exists only in the mind which contemplates it." ~ David Hume
« Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man. » David Hume
David Hume must have a tornado inside his brain.
Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected. David Hume
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GOLI staff Ashleigh Hill & David Hume at the Shared Inheritance MGUS Conference at the Europa Hotel earlier today.
Jorge Luis Borges They knew it, the fervent pupils of Pythagoras: That stars and men revolve in a cycle, That fateful atoms will bring back the vital Gold Aphrodite, Thebans, and agoras. In future epochs the centaur will oppress With solid uncleft hoof the breast of the Lapith; When Rome is dust the Minotaur will moan Once more in the endless dark of its rank palace. Every sleepless night will come back in minute Detail. This writing hand will be born from the same Womb, and bitter armies contrive their doom. (Edinburgh's David Hume made this very point.) I do not know if we will recur in a second Cycle, like numbers in a periodic fraction; But I know that a vague Pythagorean rotation Night after night sets me down in the world On the outskirts of this city. A remote street Which might be either north or west or south, But always with a blue-washed wall, the shade Of a fig tree, and a sidewalk of broken concrete. This, here, is Buenos Aires. Time, which brings Either love or money to men, hands on to me O ...
Eighteenth century philosopher Bishop George Berkeley believed that objects only truly exist in the mind of someone who perceives them - an idea he called immaterialism. His work on the nature of perception was a spur to many later thinkers, including David Hume and Immanuel Kant. The clarity of Berkeley's writing, and his ability to pose a profound problem in an easily understood form, have made him one of the most admired early modern thinkers. Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss his work. Listen to In Our Time on Bishop Berkeley:
I've already proven God's existence (so have u) despite having no empirical proof. David Hume's epistemology is a dead end, btw.
Okay, I'm addicted to these buzzfeed quizzes. I just found out today that I am a mix of honey nut cheerios, Katniss Everdeen, David Hume, Gromit, Misteeq, Barack Obama, Shakespeare's Beatrice, Mike Teavee, The guy who hides in the outhouse at Jurassic Park, and a ragdoll kitten who plays the keyboard in the band. That's a crazy mix. I'm tempted to see which Golden Girl I am but I think I will refrain from self discovery for awhile. Plus, I saw so many pictures of pugs doing those quizzes, that I'm all pugged out :-)
A wise man...proportions his belief to the evidence. —David Hume, Scottish philosopher (1711–1776)
The ones on David Hume, Descartes, and John Locke were pretty good.
For those interested in the role of the Ulster Scots (Scot/Irish) in colonial America here are a numbe rof books, some academic or popular history: Legacy: The Scots Irish in America by Allister McReynolds ( this is poplar history by an academic) Eagle's Wings: The Journey of the Ulster-Scots and the Scotch-Irish by David Hume *** Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South by Grady McWhiney Scots Irish in Pennsylvania & Kentucky by Billy Kennedy The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783 by David Dobson Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 by David Dobson Scotch Irish: Social History by James G. Leyburn The People with No Name: Ireland's Ulster Scots, America's Scots Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World, 1689-1764 by Patrick Griffin Ulster to America: The Scots-Irish Migration Experience, 1680-1830 by Warren R. Hofstra Ulster-Scots and America: Diaspora Literature, History and Migration, 1750-2000 by Frank Ferguson Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diasp ...
"Silenced Voices" by Ethan G. (Grade 9) On February 14, 1989, the spiritual leader of Iran called on all devout Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie because of references to the prophet Mohammed in his novel The Satanic Verses. In response, thousands of people worldwide showed their solidarity by wearing "I am Salman Rushdie" buttons. Rushdie went into hiding until 1998, emerging only when the order was lifted. In a world without the freedom to read, I am Salman Rushdie. I am 460 Confucian scholars who were suffocated to death so that recorded history would begin with the reign of Emperor Shih Huang Ti. I am Martin Luther whose Ninety-Five Theses was burned, but not before it set the stage for the Protestant Reformation. I am Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, John Stuart Mill, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume, whose masterpieces of science and philosophy, though critical to the development of Western Civilization, were prohibited by the Catholic Church and listed in the Index Librorum P ...
A Democracy is a government by the People, everyone gets their say. The Democratic party in America, isn't being democratic. Liberalism begins with the individual, which has to do with individual rights. Individual rights are the foundation for a legitimate government. The Democratic party in America isn't being liberal. Regardless of culture, race, time or place, everyone has six mental/physical stages that are naturally experienced. Each stage exemplifies being democratic and liberal. By seeking truth the Ancient Greeks automatically created the first democracy. With reason and reason alone the age of Enlightenment came about by focusing on individual rights as a way of life. The major goal was to free oneself from political shackles, and think for yourself. Then in time master philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, and John Locke promoted natural rights, a democracy, a Nation based upon freedom, liberty, and justice for all - America. Moral norms are based upon inherited qualities and if ...
"...but the observation of a single black swan is sufficient to refute that conclusion.". ~David Hume
Why are ppl like David Hume, Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson and John Millar ever talked about in the Scottish education system?
there is no way Christy can win Vancouver Island given the excellent analysis by David Hume
Biography Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was born to Thakurdas Bandyopadhyay and Bhagavati Devi at Birsingha village, in the Ghatal subdivision of Paschim Midnapore District, on 26 September 1820. At the age of 6 he went to Calcutta. In Calcutta (present day Kolkata), Ishwar started living in Bhagabat Charan's house in Burrabazar, where Thakurdas had already been staying for some years. Ishwar felt at ease amidst Bhagabat's large family and settled down comfortably in no time. Bhagabat's youngest daughter Raimoni's motherly and affectionate feelings towards Ishwar touched him deeply and had a strong influence on his later revolutionary work towards the upliftment of women's status in India. His quest for knowledge was so intense that he used to study under a street light as it was not possible for him to afford a gas lamp at home.[citation needed] He cleared all the examinations with excellence and in quick succession. He was rewarded with a number of scholarships for his academic performance. To support himse ...
“Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.” . ― David Hume
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Philosophy Next we turn to the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, a watershed figure who forever altered the course of philosophical thinking in the Western tradition. Long after his thorough indoctrination into the quasi-scholastic German appreciation of the metaphysical systems of Leibniz and Wolff , Kant said, it was a careful reading of David Hume that "interrupted my dogmatic slumbers and gave my investigations in the field of speculative philosophy a quite new direction." Having appreciated the full force of such skeptical arguments, Kant supposed that the only adequate response would be a "Copernican Revolution" in philosophy, a recognition that the appearance of the external world depends in some measure upon the position and movement of its observers. This central idea became the basis for his life-long project of developing a critical philosophy that could withstand them. Kant's aim was to move beyond the traditional dichotomy between rationalism and empiricism.
Revising Philly and on David Hume sheet Jacko wrote 'your fave' and it kind of made my revision a little bit better
Ford White House photographer David Hume Kennerly and Tupper Saussy - separated at birth?
Famous Atheist's Last Words Before Dying Giuseppe Bongiovanni: "Come all sweet maggots the table has been set" Caesar Borgia: "While I lived, I provided for everything but death; now I must die, and am unprepared to die." Thomas Hobbs political philosopher "I say again, if I had the whole world at my disposal, I would give it to live one day. I am about to take a leap into the dark." Thomas Payne [/b]the leading atheistic writer in American colonies: "Stay with me, for God's sake; I cannot bear to be left alone , O Lord, help me! O God, what have I done to suffer so much? What will become of me hereafter? "I would give worlds if I had them, that The Age of Reason had never been published. 0 Lord, help me! Christ, help me! …No, don't leave; stay with me! Send even a child to stay with me; for I am on the edge of *** here alone. If ever the Devil had an agent, I have been that one." Sir Thomas Scott, Chancellor of England "Until this moment I thought there was neither a God nor a *** Now I know and fe ...
David Hume was also a self-claimed "atheist", but he was a Freemason so not really atheist obviously. Didn't call himself an "economist"
David Hume was an economist who said "Philosophy and general learning" were the subject of his life's work. His ideas dominate Econ today
"Obama sees black on white crime as revenge on white racism. Obama campaigned for re-election…" — david hume
John Stott recounts the story of when the agnostic philosopher David Hume was seen rushing off to hear George Whitefield preach: A friend met him hurrying along a London street and asked him where he was going. Hume replied that he was going to hear George Whitefield preach. ‘But surely,’ his friend asked in astonishment, ‘you don’t believe what Whitefield preaches, do you?’ ‘No, I don’t,’ answered Hume, ‘but he does.’ Do people want to hear what you believe? Or is your belief in question as well?
John Welsh starts for PNE with David Buchanan and Iain Hume on the bench
"The more exquisite any good is, of which a small specimen is afforded us, the sharper is the evil, allied to it." - David Hume
My latest newsletter Since my last newsletter we have seen further improvements in the economy with 130,000 extra people in work since 2010. Whilst the economy continues to grow much more still needs done which is why the UK Government is implementing new initiatives like the £2,000 National Insurance Contribution employment allowance. Government Budget I have been negotiating with the Scottish Government to secure an expansion of nursery education. The efforts were successful and from this Autumn thousands of two year olds across the country will be able to access 15 hours of nursery education every week. For two years I had been repeatedly pressing the Scottish Government to match the nursery education expansion already being delivered in England but until recently they had rejected my proposals. They said it could only be delivered through independence for Scotland but thankfully they changed their mind. We also persuaded the Scottish Government to fund school meals for pupils in primary one to t ...
"And if you don't do those things, Desmond David Hume, every single one of us is dead. "
"heaven and *** suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. "but the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue." . - DAVID HUME
The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster. --David Hume. The Dalai Lama reads Hume?
You know, all this talk about evolution vs creationism that has been sparked by the "debate" between Bill Nye and Ken Ham has got me thinking, and what it has got me thinking of was a piece of philosophy written by David Hume about 250 years ago, and that book is called Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is, in my opinion, the quintessential book for one asking questions about the existence of God and human origins. The book remains relevant today, despite being written before Darwin's theory of evolution even existed. However, one other interesting thing about this book is that it has three, rather than two, perspectives. You have Philo the skeptic and Demea, the ardent, faith-based theist. These two perspectives are alive and well in the public discussion of this topic, but there is actually a third character in Hume's dialogue named Cleanthes. Cleanthes is a theist, but he is not a theist in the way that Demea is. Cleanthes uses evidence and observation t ...
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Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few. David Hume. via
A post from me about curation and, um ... David Hume.
saw that "David Hume is now following you" and I just about jumped out of my seat... Then I realized how ridiculous it was.
Another Friday afternoon, another class talking about Hume. (David, not Brit!)
I wasn't even sure if Andrew had even read David Hume and then he typed: "Yea to most degenerate fagmos. Im all for progression of mind and evolution of essence. Not petty sub-construction based off of basic knowledge twisted with irrelevance." And I was proud because he gets it.
"David Hume was born in in 1711, attended the University from 1723"
Roger Bacon started it David Hume ran with it Bertrand Russell perfected it What is it? 19 Feb 19.30
Teaching career Vidyasagar in Calcutta and many other reformers in Bombay set up schools for girls. Vidhyasagar was associated with other reformers, who founded schools for girls like Ramgopal Ghosh, Madan Mohan Tarkalankar, Dakshinaranjan Mukherjee, John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune and others. When the first schools were opened in the mid nineteenth century, many people were afraid of them. They feared that schools would take away girls from home and prevent them from doing their domestic duties. Moreover, girls would have to travel through public places in order to reach school. They thought that girls should stay away from public spaces. Therefore, most educated women were taught at home by their liberal fathers or husbands. Vidyasagar House, Kolkata. In 1841, Vidyasagar took the job of a Sanskrit Pandit (Professor) at St John William College in Kolkata (Calcutta). In 1846, he joined the Sanskrit College as Assistant Secretary. A year later, he and a friend of his, Madan Mohan Tarkalankar, set up the San ...
- Two hundred and fifty years ago, at least one person knew that miracles should not be taken at face value. David Hume (1711 to 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian and economist and essayist. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western Philosophy and the Scottish…
"the knavery and folly of men are such common phenomena that I should rather believe the most extraordinary events to arise from their concurrence than admit of so signal a violation of the laws of nature." David Hume
A little philosophy makes a man an atheist. A great deal converts him to religion. . -David Hume
"The persons who first attain this distinction [elected leadership], by the consent, tacit or express, of the people, must be endowed with superior personal qualities of valor, force, integrity, or prudence, which command respect and confidence.." ~ David Hume
Didn't David Hume ask if an fell in the woods, would a security analyst hear it?
"Is there an argument for the existence of God?" Answer: The question of whether there is a conclusive argument for the existence of God has been debated throughout history, with exceedingly intelligent people taking both sides of the dispute. In recent times, arguments against the possibility of God’s existence have taken on a militant spirit that accuses anyone daring to believe in God as being delusional and irrational. Karl Marx asserted that anyone believing in God must have a mental disorder that caused invalid thinking. The psychiatrist Sigmund Freud wrote that a person who believed in a Creator God was delusional and only held those beliefs due to a “wish-fulfillment” factor that produced what Freud considered to be an unjustifiable position. The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche bluntly said that faith equates to not wanting to know what is true. The voices of these three figures from history (along with others) are simply now parroted by a new generation of atheists who claim that a belief i ...
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BREAKING NEWS: Teaching strikes yesterday at the University of Edinburgh saw over 500,000 protesters gather outside David Hume Tower for industrial action in reaction to falling real wages faced by...
'Myth, memory, history-these are three alternative ways to capture and account for an elusive past, each with its own persuasive claim'. - Warren I. Susman Peoples and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducible from it - G.W.F. Hegel People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.- Soren Kierkegaard 'People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them.' - James Baldwin Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this - Gustave Flaubert Only strong personalities can endure history, the weak ones are extinguished by it - Nietzsche Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past - Sigmund Freud 'One must overcome history by dogma'. - Cardinal Manning 'One ceases to be lonely only in recollection; perhaps that is why people read history'. - John Andrew Rice 'Once historians wrote to instruct men in right examples and warn ' against evil ones. Now wiser in thei ...
Orange Order acquires King William painting Friday, February 07, 2014 The Orange Institution has acquired an outstanding modern painting portraying King William’s arrival in Ireland prior to the Battle of the Boyne. The painting of William of Orange at Whitehouse in County Antrim was painted by local artist Sam McCrory and has been purchased by the Loyal Order for its new interpretive centre at Schomberg House in Belfast. The painting, which the artist researched in exhaustive detail, depicts the Williamite army at Whitehouse, where the bulk of the soldiers landed in June 1690. It is one of a number of artworks now held by Grand Lodge and Director of Services, Dr David Hume, said the painting was a major educational asset for the new interpretive centre, which is planned to open in 2015. He said: "We are looking back but thinking ahead. This is a painting which is a somewhat new theme since most focus on William's arrival bypasses his time at Whitehouse. The Prince arrived there from Carrickfergus to ** ...
Hi guys! Please take note of our two upcoming second year sessions: If you're working on your Animal Biology 2 Essay and need a quiet place to get stuff done before you have fun over the weekend, come to Room 6.11 in the David Hume Tower from 4 to 7pm today (7/2/14)! If you're working on your Assessed Problem for GGA2 and want to discuss with course mates or simply work quietly on your own, come to Room L05 in Old College this Sunday (9/2/14) at 1 to 3pm! Further details can be found on the event page for either session. Hope to see you there! :)
Just in case you wanted to go to some talks at the University of Edinburgh next week (courtesy of IASH: 10 FEBRUARY 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Room 1M.19, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School. Ryan McGuinness: “Proceed to Cartagena?: A Re-Evaluation of ‘Littleton’s Grievances’ in Regard to the Barbadian Slave Trade, 1680-1700″. [History Postgraduate Seminar] 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Conference Room, David Hume Tower. Professor Louise Amoore (Durham University): “The Politics of Possibility: Risk and Security Beyond Probability”. [Science, Technology and Innovation Studies] 4:30pm - 6:00pm, The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2 Hope Park Square. Mhari Morrison (University of Edinburgh): "'Singular Suicides', 'Shameful Negligence' and 'Disgraceful Exhibitions': Reading Old Newspapers with Thomas Hardy"; and Lucy Warwick (Oxford Brookes University): "Consuming Knowledge: Produce from the Empire in The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge". [Nineteenth-Centur ...
"China is struggling" means "China's politicians are mercantilists who subsidize China's export sector by imposing price controls on currencies. This policy drives up domestic wages. Costs rise. Mercantilism reduces output for other sectors through rising costs. David Hume described this process in 1752. It is still true.
" Truth springs from argument amongst friends"- David Hume
This is for all of my M.Div, D.Min friends. I wrote this thread for one of my classes, and I am not very proficient in this subject. The question was: What were the Rationalists, Spiritualists, and Pietists reacting to? How were they similar and different in their respective responses? In your opinion, was the response a successful response? Why or why not? This is my answer: I have joked in the past that the professional philosophers were people who sat in a room and just asked “why” all day long. From Aristotle to Plato, from John Locke to Immanuel Kant, philosophers have always been asked the hard questions, and they have always had different approaches to solving these puzzles. The puzzles that arose during the early days of the Reformation were the making of years of philosophical pursuits in the areas of nature and theology. In order to answer the difficult questions of theology, many philosophers rose up to connect the dots through reason, experience, and personal piety. This is what the Ration ...
Stroggz would like to say thank you to Stewart Richmond & 'Robert' Mary Drummond for the - I'd like to nominate David Hume, Kevin Mcewen and Kevin Barclay - Sorry but I had to do it. you have 24 hours!
"The Academics were the dogmatic skeptical school that insisted that nothing can be known, in contrast to the Pyrrhonians who doubt even that" (David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, ed. Richard H. Popkin, 1983).
"Truth springs from argument amongst friends" David Hume
It only took until half-way through my degree, but am FINALLY getting into David Hume! Hooray!
David Hume, 'liberal historian' . Notes and queries
"It seldom happens that we do not think an enemy vicious, and can distinguish betwixt his opposition to our interest and real villainy or baseness. But this hinders not but that the sentiments are in themselves distinct, and a man of temper and judgment may preserve himself from these illusions. In like manner, though it is certain a musical voice is nothing but one that naturally gives a particular kind of pleasure, yet it is difficult for a man to be sensible that the voice of an enemy is agreeable, or to allow it to be musical. But a person of a fine ear, who has the command of himself, can separate these feelings and give praise to what deserves it." -David Hume on Morality and Natural Sentiment I know it isn't modern by any means, but it's a great tl;dr illustration of the fact that it takes a special person to ignore personal grudges in order to see the goodness in somebody who we may be predisposed to hate.
Ken Ham was right in saying that it's a question of worldview and a question about who/what has authority. As Ham admits, no amount of factual information is going to change his mind, or those in his camp. “as reasoning is not the source, whence [such a] disputant derives his tenets; it is in vain to expect, that any logic, which speaks not to the affections, will ever engage him to embrace sounder principles.” - David Hume
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I'm reading about Socrates, Cicero, David Hume, Adam Smith, aristotle,Plato and I'm thinking, 'oh God, give me that herb'
‘‘... I have long entertained a suspicion, with regard to the decisions of philosophers upon all subjects, and found in myself a greater inclination to dispute, than assent to their conclusions. There is one mistake, to which they seem liable, almost without exception; they confine too much their principles, and make no account of that vast variety, which nature has so much affected in all her operations. When a philosopher has once laid hold of a favourite principle, which perhaps accounts for many natural effects, he extends the same principle over the whole creation, and reduces to it every phenomenon, though by the most violent and absurd reasoning. ...’’ (David Hume.)
um apparently you just haven't been reading enough David Hume, allison
Scotland has spawned some of the greatest thinkers of the modern age, including Adam Smith, James Watt, David Hume and John Stuart Mill.
[Quotes] The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny. - David Hume
"Reason is ought only to be the slave of the passions". David Hume
"…in matters of religion men take a pleasure in being terrified…" - David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
yes, "miracle" is definitely the right word. Yours, David Hume.
"Truth springs from argument amongst friends" – David Hume
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Learning has been [a] great loser by being shut up in colleges and cells and secluded from the world and good…
The rules of are not the conclusion of our -David Hume .
Art may make a suite of clothes, but nature must produce a man. --David Hume
"Superstition is an enemy to civil liberty." — David Hume
« Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals. » David Hume
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David Hume's shiny toe on The Royal Mile with some stormy clouds from earlier on today.
"Private property would be an unjustified, "idle ceremonial", if all goods were unlimited and available freely.". (David Hume)
Bertrand Russell the agnostic Bertrand Russell – part 4: The same intellectual integrity that made the philosopher unable to accept religious beliefs also prevented him from embracing atheism o Clare Carlisle o o theguardian.com, Monday 9 December 2013 03.00 EST ‘ Bertrand Russell's dissent from what was still, in his time, conventional Christian belief can be explained in part by his background and early influences. His grandmother brought him up as a Unitarian, which meant that "eternal punishment and the literal truth of the Bible were not inculcated", as he puts it in his autobiography. Like his free-thinking parents, Russell was impressed by John Stuart Mill's utilitarian philosophy, which he first encountered as a teenager. But his critique of Christianity was also due to the fierce intellectual integrity with which he confronted every issue he found worthy of reflection. At the age of 14 Russell began to question the tenets of Christian faith – including free will, personal immortality, and t ...
Scotland has £4 Trillion of oil and gas revenue, not the 1.5 trillion previously thought according to the David Hume Institute. This is a fantastic bonus, along with record sales in the industry. Scotland will do just fine with this added bonus when we become independent.
"I am a liberal in the classical sense; like Milton Friedman, John Stuart Mills and David Hume. By definition, this means of and pertaining to freedom. Unfortunately, today people have taken that term to mean of and pertaining to freedom, with other peoples money. -__-
All far too complicated. We never had this problem with David Tennant.
The day will happen whether or not you get up (John Ciardi). Couldn't agree more. It reminds me something David Hume said
“We must therefore glean up our experiments in this science from a cautious observation of human life, and take them as they appear in the common course of the world, by men’s behaviour in company, in affairs, and in their pleasures. Where experiments of this kind are judiciously collected and compared, we may hope to establish on them a science, which will not be inferior in certainty, and will be much superior in utility to any other of human comprehension.” ~David Hume A Treatise of Human Nature
Lecture series on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art delivered by James Grant. The first part of the series focuses on some of the most important writings on art and beauty in the Western philosophical tradition, covering Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. The second part of the seri...
God and the Conceit of Religion Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992), winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, explains that the fatal conceit of morality, is excessive faith in religion. Hayek's moral philosophy is less known, and yet it formed the culmination of his life's work. He clarifies that it is unreasonable to follow what one cannot justify scientifically or prove observationally. When morality is founded on religion, it follows that what is unreasonable also becomes morally dubious: unreasonable to follow what one does not understand unless its effects are not only fully known or specified in advance. He asserts that the practices of traditional religious morality not only does not, but cannot, meet the requirements or criteria demanded by science. The argument about morals, therefore, can legitimately turn on the issue of scientific justification and the use of knowledge in Society, morality lies between instinct and reason not in religion. In Christianity it emerges that a moral syst . ...
First time in Edinburgh, so I was the complete tourist this weekend: Visited the haunted cemeteries and the catacombs where the city's poor once lived in misery, climbed the hill David Hume once meditated on and rubbed his statue's big toe for luck, downed single malts in Deacon Brodie's bar, stayed in a tenement in New Town, drank tea in the cafe where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter, saw Rembrandt's self portrait and Rodin's the Kiss, and read the first Rebus novel. An incredible city, on so many levels (literally).
"All religious systems... are subject to great and insuperable difficulties. Each disputant triumphs in his turn... and exposes the absurdities, barbarities, and pernicious tenets of his antagonist. But all of them, on the whole, prepare a complete triumph for the Sceptic; who tells them, that no system ought ever to be embraced with regard to such subjects." -David Hume
It is one opinion against another. None of us have better knowledge, understanding, wisdom, or can't love more than God himself. If you don't believe in God, David Hume, called "the great atheist" did not believe in God either. Hume was wise enough to understand that to believe in God you need something called "faith", which he did not have, so he did not get involved in things pertaining to God. To be fair, you are not better than David Hume either.
Applying what I learned in Philosophy this semester to the lust of a relationship is like dreaming, it exists in another world that we can't live in. That dream world though, is an essence that we strive towards. Meanwhile, the 'friendzone' is our conscious awareness of the situation in reality. Moreover, our ideal of what we consider that person's 'identity,' what makes that person so amazing in our eyes and envisioning ourselves with that person, is simply an illusion. Both John Locke and David Hume assert that it is human to be conscious, so, maybe "friendzone frustration" is human and everyone goes through it.
another sure way to shock, and even offend, my university ``educated`` friends... . June 14, 2013 at 3:59pm we had just finished a sentence in total agreement: something about why i ` jumped ship` with the CHRISTIAN RIGHT, over my perceptions of hypocrisy in congressMEN who condemn abortion, and then set about to undermine every cultural and financial resource that could assist struggling pregnant women[please see earlier post, ``why i once believed in a litmus test, but don`t anymore``]... there were two barn cats smacking around an injured dove , and i stumbled over to STOMP THE BIRD OUT OF HIS MISERY...``hey , don`t do that`` one of the university kids spoke up, ``if you kill the bird , the cats might lose interest and not eat it``... i was trying to *** whether the bird was healthy enough to just let him go, but i could see that he was mortally wounded, though the cats were unknowingly prolonging his death and torturing him at this point... another university kid spoke up; ``its darwin, man, ...
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This guy wrote his most important work in Dublin and is worth looking into if you're interested in these things. Francis Hutcheson Best known today as the ‘Father of the Scottish Enlightenment’, Francis Hutcheson was born and raised in Co Down, Ulster, where he was educated in local Dissenting Academies before reading for his degree in Glasgow. After returning to Ulster and then Dublin as a Presbyterian Minister and Moral Philosopher, Francis Hutcheson became Professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University in 1730. There he became an important influence on David Hume and Adam Ferguson and inspired Adam Smith (whilst teaching Smith economics). His writing went on to influence most of the major philosophers of Europe, from Kant to Voltaire. Of greatest significance is the Enlightenment tradition Hutcheson helped to formulate in the modern English speaking world, influencing the political ideals of liberal democracy and the rights of the individual behind both the American Revolution and the United I ...
Orange Order 'steps out' for New Year Friday, December 20, 2013 Colourful images of the Province’s long-held parading traditions feature in the Orange Order’s calendar for 2014. The sight and pageantry of Orangemen on parade, Orange banners, Lambeg drums and pipers are just some of the photographs given prominence in the latest Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland production. Monthly snapshots of demonstrations across Northern Ireland, as well as the annual Rossnowlagh Twelfth in the Republic, provide a suitable backdrop for the Loyal Order’s New Year guide. Grand Lodge Director of Services, Dr David Hume, said the new calendar – appropriately entitled ‘Stepping Out’ - was a visible advertisement for parading culture and heritage. He said: “The colour and pageantry of the Orange Order and the bands community is aptly captured in this year's Grand Lodge calendar. This is the first time that our calendar has actually featured parades, and we want to highlight the rich cultural heritage which they emb ...
Oliver Cromwell's head was put on a stake and displayed atop the Westminister Hall in 1661 for 25 years. One day during a storm, it fell off the roof and was found by a guard who hid it until 1710 when the head resurfaced and was displayed for money. The head is said to be buried in the Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge since 1960. Cromwell is one of the most controversial figures in the history of the British Isles, considered a regicidal dictator by historians such as David Hume, a military dictator by Winston Churchill, but a hero of liberty by Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Rawson Gardiner. In a 2002 BBC poll in Britain, Cromwell was selected as one of the ten greatest Britons of all time. However, his measures against Catholics in Scotland and Ireland have been characterised as genocidal or near-genocidal, and in Ireland his record is harshly criticised. Cromwell is still a figure of hatred in Ireland, his name being associated with massacre, religious persecution, and mass dispossession of the Catholic ...
Logical Fallacies used by the KJVO Movement and their Apologists: Logic is the study of reasoning: the nature of correct reasoning and of incorrect reasoning. Its focus is the method by which an argument unfolds, not whether any arbitrary statement is true or accurate. Thus, an argument can be both deductively valid and perfectly absurd, as in 1. All telephone poles are elephants. 2. Sally is a telephone pole. 3. Therefore, Sally is an elephant. The conclusion is valid because it conforms to a correct syllogistic pattern: in this case, affirmation of the antecedent, but is ludicrous at the same time. A fallacy is an invalid form of argument, an instance of incorrect reasoning. List of Fallacies: Affirming the consequent: A fallacy of the form "if A, then B; B, therefore A". Example: "If Mr. Smith testifies against Mr. Jones in court, Mr. Jones will be found guilty. Mr. Jones was found guilty. Therefore, Mr. Smith must have testified against him." Reply: Mr. Jones could have been found guilty without ...
I'm very proud of my Scottish ancestry. Scotland has given much to the world. Some of the brightest minds have been Scots. David Hume, Alexander Fleming, Adam Smith, James Watt, Jeremy Benthem, Alexander Graham Bell, and John Stuart Mill to name a few. "Unmeasured vituperation, employed on the side of prevailing opinion, really does deter people from expressing contrary opinions, and from listening to those who express them." —John Stuart Mill
The Insanity of Modernity and Democracy Prof. Paul Eidelberg If we exclude Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes’ (1588–1679), the the author of the Leviathan, may be deemed the father of modernity, of modern psychology and democracy. Hobbes based his political philosophy on a rejection of the independence of the human intellect or of reason as that which most distinguishes the human from the subhuman. In exploring Hobbes’ conception of reason, we shall come to the unheard of conclusion that modernity spawns insanity, and that this insanity is most conspicuous in modern democracy. Hobbes contends that reason is only an instrument man’s desires. Reason’s primary function is to determine how to obtain the objects of our desires. As he says in the Leviathan: “The thoughts are to the desires, as scouts and spies, to range abroad, and find the way to the things desired.” David Hume (1711-1776), perhaps the most famous skeptic of modern times, put it this way: “Reason is, and ought to only be the slave ...
fortune cookie company ripping off David Hume.
A superb interview on photographing presidents by the great David Hume Kennerly:...
« No advantages in this world are pure and unmixed. » David Hume
I wonder what David Hume would have made of the craze for selfies.
The point there: it can't be a universe where everyone is like Richard Dawkins or David Hume.
with Drew Nelson & David Hume outside the Institution's temporary HQ in east Belfast
A forgotten 300-year-old-solution to Alex Salmond's money problems Adam Smith or David Hume were no slouches when it came to economics but on the subject of monetary policy, the palm goes not to those superstars of the Scottish Enlightenment but to a man born a generation before them and much less well known. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond at the launch of the White Paper for Scottish Independence in November 2013. One of the centrepieces of the SNP’s manifesto for Scottish independence is a pledge to keep the British pound. As far as Alex Salmond is concerned, the future of money is the status quo. Meanwhile, on 18 November, Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, endorsed the viability of digital money in a letter to the US Congress. Within a week, the price of a single Bitcoin – the best-known web-based currency – had passed $1,200 (11 months ago, it was worth just $13.50). For the technocracy of Silicon Valley, the future of money is in the cloud. These two seemingly unrelate ...
Dear David Hume, the missing shade of blue? Seriously? What is up with THAT!?
Working on a philosophy paper on David Hume and came across an argument for the existence of things outside oneself.
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The David Hume part is real, I know. Poet Laurette, I think. Dunno about the rest.
Pretty much David Hume's concept of identity. (Which some think he got from Buddhism.)
David Hume’s maxim that: “A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.”
David Hume could outconsume Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as sloshed as Schlegel...
i find him funny because of the weird things he says D; i dont support his beliefs though, David Hume too OML
No. A miracle by definition is an event where the laws of nature are suspended (often in your favour). Read David Hume.
David Hume - "features of objects are all that exist, there is no actual object of which they are the features"..
A young empiricist in the mould of David Hume (a Scot, of course)
David Hume Kennerly walks the walk and isn't afraid to talk the talk.
I'm not even joking, I am writing a Thomas Hobbes and David Hume fanfic for my final.
I'm out, I got some David Hume to read HANNN
Interview with David Hume Kennerly about current controversy over limiting photographer access to White House.
A two car accident in Albury on the corner of Hume and David Street has been cleared. No one was injured from the incident.
"If David Hume weren't already dead, I would find him and kill him for writing a terrible book."
The rules of morality ... are not conclusions of our reason. ~ David Hume
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at the gym and I run into my philosophy prof.?! His exam tomorrow?! Fate?! What would David Hume say?! "No really tell me what he would say"
David Hume Kennerly on presidential access: "Even at the worst of the times you could take pictures of Clinton."
Lets not forget the likes of David Trimble, David Ervine, Gary McMichael, John Hume, John Alderdice et al in all of this
Also, the David Hume thought experiment may make me just sit at home tonight in the fetal position.
Two modes of self-deception (captured by David Hume & Upton Sinclair) - As Brad DeLong likes to say, this...
The Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century Scholasticism, the high achievement of medieval philosophy, was based on Aristotelian principles. St. Thomas Aquinas was the foremost of the schoolmen, just as St. Augustine was the earlier spokesman for the church of pure belief. The Renaissance, with its new physics, astronomy, and humanism, revolutionized philosophic thought. René Descartes is considered the founder of modern philosophy because of his attempt to give the new science a philosophic basis. The other great rationalist systems of the 17th cent., especially those of Baruch Spinoza and G. W. von Leibniz, were developed in response to problems raised by Cartesian philosophy and the new science. In England empiricism prevailed in the work of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and David Hume, as well as that of George Berkeley, who was the outstanding idealist. The philosophy of Immanuel Kant achieved a synthesis of the rationalist and empiricist traditions and was in turn developed in the direction of idealism ...
David Hume (UPSC) Ethics Paper 5 The most important philosopher ever to write in English, David Hume (1711-1776) — the last of the great triumvirate of “British empiricists” — was also well-known in his own time as an historian and essayist. A master stylist in any genre, Hume's major philosophical works — A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-1740), the Enquiries concerning Human Understanding (1748) and concerning the Principles of Morals (1751), as well as the posthumously published Dialogues concerning Natural Religion (1779) — remain widely and deeply influential. Although many of Hume's contemporaries denounced his writings as works of scepticism and atheism, his influence is evident in the moral philosophy and economic writings of his close friend Adam Smith. Hume also awakened Immanuel Kant from his “dogmatic slumbers” and “caused the scales to fall” from Jeremy Bentham's eyes. Charles Darwin counted Hume as a central influence, as did “Darwin's bulldog,” Thomas Henry Huxley. Th ...
An invitation cross the threshold of shadows fragrant flowers wait the growth of all true knowledge, David Hume
Ever wondered why most philosophers are not married then wonder no more the reason is that they are shunned by ladies for ladies prefer emotions to reason. Here is a list of unmarried philosophers. Immanuel Kant – Never married. Friedrich Nietzsche – Never married. René Descartes – Never married. Illegitimate daughter. David Hume – Never married. John Locke – Never married. Thomas Aquinas – Never married. Gottfried Leibniz – Never married. Baruch Spinoza – Never married. Jean-Paul Sartre – Never married. Arthur Schopenhauer – Never married. “Marrying means, to grasp blindfold into a sack hoping to find out an eel out of an assembly of snakes.” (Kinky guy, apparently.) Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Never married. Illegitimate children.
It is difficult for a man to speak long of himself without vanity. David Hume
Ask yourself the secret of your success, Listen to your answer, and prac of the brain which we call thought, David Hume
"Memory does not so much produce as discover personal identity, by showing us the relation of cause and effect among our different perceptions." - David Hume
In all determinations of morality, this circumstance of public utility is ever principally in view; and wherever disputes arise, either in philosophy or common life, concerning the bounds of duty, the question cannot, by any means, be decided with greater certainty, than by ascertaining, on any side, the true interests of mankind. David Hume
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those whoed the growth of all true knowledge, David Hume
Greatest dead Scot: I'm liking Muriel Spark, James Watt, David Hume & Jim Clark. Hitting people with swords is cvntish behaviour, in my book
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"Any statement, which is not scientific is false." (David Hume) If this statement is true, then it is false because it is not scientific.
Your pens never run out of ink coz you lose them before that ever happens, -69? Oh forget it, ~ David Hume
Changes in the MONEY SUPPLY have no effect on real economic variables such as OUTPUT, real INTEREST rates and UNEMPLOYMENT. If the CENTRAL BANK doubles the money supply, the PRICE level will double too. Twice as many dollars means half as much bang for the buck. This theory, a core belief of CLASSICAL ECONOMICS, was first put forward in the 18th century by David Hume. He set out the classical dichotomy that economic variables come in two varieties, nominal and real, and that the things that influence nominal variables do not necessarily affect the real economy.
Love is to think about someone else more times in a day than you think about yourself,e most stupid thinker, ~ David Hume
It is of great interest to see, in the period of the eighteenth- century Enlightenment, how many great minds thought alike, and intersected with each other, and also took great care to keep their opinions cautiously expressed, or confined as far as possible to a circle of educated sympathizers. One of my choice instances would be that of Benjamin Franklin, who, if he did not exactly discover electricity, was certainly one of those who helped uncover its principles and practical applications. Among the latter were the lightning rod, which was to decide forever the question of whether god intervened to punish us in sudden random flashes. There is no steeple or minaret now standing that does not boast one. Announcing his invention to the public. Franklin wrote: It has pleased God in his Goodness to Mankind, at length to discover to them the Means of Securing their Habitations and other Buildings from Mischief by Thunder and Lightning. The Method is this. He then goes on to elaborate the common household equi ...
In some ways, the most attractive and the most charming of the founders of antireligion is the poet Lucretius, who lived in the first century before Christ and admired the work of 89 Epicurus beyond measure. Reacting to a revival of ancient worship by the Emperor Augustus, he composed a witty and brilliant poem entitled De Rerum Natura, or "On the Nature of Things." This work was nearly destroyed by Christian fanatics in the Middle Ages, and only one printed manuscript survived, so we are fortunate even to know that a person writing in the time of Cicero (who first published the poem) and Julius Caesar had managed to keep alive the atomic theory. Lucretius anticipated David Hume in saying that the prospect of future annihilation was no worse than the contemplation of the nothingness from which one came, and also anticipated Freud in ridiculing the idea of prearranged burial rites and memorials, all of them expressing the vain and useless wish to be present in some way at one's own funeral. Following Arist ...
Sunshine on Leith was a cheesy piece of heaven. And David Hume tower was the hospital reception 😂😂
Fun fact: David Hume wrote A Treatise of Human Nature at 16 years old
But he likes opera! We talked for 20 minutes, and covered everything from study design, David Hume, and religious arguments of Parsifal.
«My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hun». David Hume en epístola a Rosa Luxemburgo, 1704.
"We can never step twice into the same river, for the water into which we first stepped has flowed on."~David Hume. Mind blown💣💥
This is raised in the David Hume Inst paper that we have been briefed used to come up with her price cut plan
"Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes?" --Groucho "Human actions can never be accounted for by reason, but recommend themselves entirely to the sentiments." --David Hume "You can see everything, Watson. You fail, however, to reason from what you see." --Sherlock Holmes
"In contrast to rationalists & empiricists,such as Aristotle,John Locke & David Hume, believe that the mind gains knowledge from experience"
hehe with under-determination of fact to theory Duhem is like the David Hume of philosophy of science. Scepticism anyone?
If the past may be no rule for the future, all experience becomes useless and can give rise to no inference or conclusion. - David Hume
"Truth springs from arguments amongst friends." David Hume - great quote from to finish his input at on p'ships.
"A college system that gave us Charles Darwin and David Hume is now trying to explain why a pop song is to be banned from our campuses."
"It is belied by all history and experience that the people are the origin of all just power." - David Hume
Novelty of manner may compensate for triteness of subject,' David Hume me pretty, and bring me Starbucks in the morning,
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