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David Hume

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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Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions.—David Hume
— David Hume: "The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason."
I based it off of some of David Hume's work. I've been reading his writings for a while, and I'm a…
This article basically sums up my view on New Atheism. Dear Science, they are stupid!
The New Atheists aren't sufficiently skeptical. They would be far more skeptical if they actually took David Hume seriously.
Channelling that other great Scot, David Hume here
Disputes are multiplied as if everything is uncertain, and managed as if everything is certain. David Hume
Tune in Sunday 4 June 21.00 GMT to Radio 3 for "My Own Life," on dying & David Hume.
"Truth springs from argument amongst friends" - David Hume
So you could hold up Richard Hooker, David Hume or William Mitchell, conservatives with an actual cohesive point of view.
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"its like John Tucker Must Die, but with David Hume"
May tells people of Scotland "Politics is not a game". That. To the country that produced. David Hume. Adam Smith. James Cle…
You're telling me Adam Smith wasn't a jew? or David Hume? Nice try Snow ***
🎶David Hume could out consume good old Fredrick Heigel🎶
How about David Hume and Emanuel Kant? They can right ethics in out for political morals.
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Why you should watch The Good Place: it is the only show on TV that discusses the works of David Hume and Blake Bortles in equal measure.
Scottish 'enlightenment' thinker, David Hume was an advocate for Calton Hill.
That was Voltaire after David Hume had given Voltaire the Bucky's & fried Mars Bars Hume had taken to Paris.
Because I reject David Hume's limitations of epistemology to empiricism.
The errors in are dangerous, those in only ridiculous. - David Hume. 7369
"A transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent."✨💫✨-David Hume
It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place.
I added a video to a playlist David Hume - Sceptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the
“Liberty of any kind is never lost all at once.” ― David Hume
Do the inhabitants of the Holyrood concrete bunker ever read Adam Smith, stroll in wonder around the New Town or co…
'The Economic Role of the State' presents a collection of seminal works from David Hume through to Barry Weingast.
If David Hume dropped a mixtape I would commit it to the flames.
I only know about people who have either been awarded Best New Music or, at some point, written about David Hume ;-)
Y'all this concept is pretty old like maybe David Hume?
"But anyway that's just my opinion tbh you might disagree with me here and that's how logic works." - David Hume
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David Hume's "black swan" for eg. Just because you haven't seen a black swan, doesn't mean they don't exist.
A leader that leads. Progress requires self-correction. Adam Smith & David Hume would be proud.
"To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but to perceive." . -David Hume
I recommend you read Adam Smith's Moral Sentiments as well as Wealth of Nations. Also David Hume. Capitalism w/o ethics fails.
“Reading and sauntering and lounging and dosing, which I call . thinking, is my supreme Happiness.” David Hume
“Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions.” David Hume
The life of man is of no greater. importance to the universe than. that of an oyster.—David Hume Oye .
Adam Smith, Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell, David Hume and James Watt. Now Scotland give the world this turd, Alex Salmond.
"Truth springs from argument amongst friends" - David Hume.
"Truth springs from argument amongst friends." - David Hume.
Please take philosopher out of your name or at least read some David Hume and Thomas Hobbes. The Leviathan would be…
The Royal Mile, St Giles and David Hume taken early morning a few weeks back. To see more of my pictures from...
But Descartes is not the real problem. It's David Hume & more recently Nelson Goodman’s New Riddle Of Induction
"A wise man proportions his beliefs to the evidence.". - David Hume
Great philosophers like David Hume will say: you can't possibly know all swans are white because you can't inspect every swan
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Thank you David Hume for the nice walking paths Calton Hill
David Hume and the Triumph of Reason Allan Little profiles the great philosopher David Hume who ...
All set up at Joseph Black Conference in the David Hume lecture theatre at Come and say hello!
Scots patronized by a sitcom that mentioned philosophers - for example David Hume, Adam Smith, John Caird, Thomas Carlysle...
I'm drained and I do not have enough time to learn why David Hume and John Hick have so much to say. Philosophy death
Good people to model your mind on: . David Hume. John Stuart Mill. Bertrand Russell
David Hume and Darth Vadar in one slide. Courtesy of
David Hume famous Atheist last words on his death bed "I am in flames!" It is said his "desperation was a horrible scene".=lost to God
5/ Adam Smith & David Hume laid foundation for the economic analysis of religion in 1776
David Hume and Adam Smith to Jeremy Bentham and Georg Friedrich von Martens developed or coined the term
The philosophy behind all this is " Empiricism" and you all just simply blindly follow David Hume, It is a reaction to rationalism which
.David Hume's criterion for a miracle has never been met
The law always limits every power it gives.
Everything in the world is purchased by labor. David Hume
How much do you know about David Hume? Test your knowledge of our Scottish Enlightenment
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A Treatise of Human Nature Is the First Work Ever Published by David Hume, a Man Who
Test your knowledge of Hume's life and works! By Oxford University Press Blog.
"We only know what we perceive through our impressions based of our senses and feelings." . - David Hume
"You cannot derive an 'ought' from an 'is'." - David Hume
"no man would suffer martyrdom who would not willingly inflict it" - David Hume
not high enough for David Hume right now, bud.
David Hume questioned why we'd believe the sun would rise in the morning based upon past experience solely. good question?
Sourabh Ahuja Sourabh Lila if all moral disagreements were resolved than no political disagreements would remain. :david hume
"Be a philosopher, but amidst all your philosophy be still a man.". - David Hume
Fun evening with friends David Hume and Rebecca winner. A front row to history
The errors in religion are dangerous, those in philosophy only ridiculous. - David Hume. 1568
our friend David Hume knew what time it was. Not sure about the hat though.
Dave Chappelle narrowly beat David Hume and David Carr to face off David Lynch in the finals, after Lynch narrowly took Foster Wallace.
And I spent a lot of time ingesting Ghost in the Shell, David Hume, Koestler, Wilfred Sellars, Behaviourism, and Freud,
“A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world.” –– David Hume (1741)
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A few months old, but a beautiful piece on the relevance of philosophy by via
"Abstract" = 'not concrete / not grounded in tangible experience' = hard to understand (see David Hume)
Solving a Midlife Crisis: David Hume, the Buddha & Search for Eastern Roots of Western Enlightenment.
just realized deep learning applies David Hume's philosophy of epistemology
Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to...
Can't wait to see more of these! PLS DO A VIDEO ON DAVID HUME AND HIS INNATE ABILITY TO MAKE ME FEEL IGNORANT!
"When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear.". David Hume
(Great read) David Hume, the Buddha and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western enlightment. via
This national design book is kismet, serendipitous. If not for it, I'd be lost creatively. Go big. Insightful read:.
“No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.” . ― David Hume
David Hume's golden toe, a beacon for those who wish to know, how mind and matter interact, they rub his toe and still don't know.
Dugald Stewart sobre la amistad de Adam Smith y David Hume: "...founded on the admiration of genius and the love of simplicity".
Who wants to read David Hume when you can read Aldous Huxley
David Hume, Aristotle, Sartre, Bernard Williams, Wittgenstein and G. A. Cohen for different things.
This morning on the B-train the ppl sitting across from me were reading Maggie Nelson, David Hume, and Elena Ferrante.
this description of david hume is KILLING MR
"That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition... than the affirmation, that it will rise." - David Hume
Avarice, the spur of industry. David Hume
David Hume what an ignorant fool he was
It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. David Hume
David Hume It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. ok
Forrest McDonald says David Hume heavily influenced the Founders. Wrote on how to harness passions for common good.
Infatuated with David Hume's History of England, not sure why.
David Hume Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them. wow
Theorists of Economic Growth from David Hume to the Present by W.W. Rostow,1992
David Hume on Present Bias: The Scottish Enlightenment is a historical antecedent to the development of a wide...
[N]othing was ever equal in Absurdity and Wickedness to our present Patriotism.--David Hume
Why is some brain activity experienced? "What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain we call 'thoug…
"The Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume famously described reason as a "slave of the passions."
20 THINKERS ON ISLAM 5: David Hume (1711–1776) If Hume were to write this today he wd by called an 'Islamophobe'. https:…
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Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. -- David Hume.
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The great skeptic David Hume remains unburied. Theol. conservatives pretend he never lived, and theol. liberals dance in his shadow. ~Partee
A wise man...proportions his belief to the evidence.-David Hume. Source Link:
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few. – David Hume
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to John Hume and David Trimble 1998 . report
David Hume of the introduces the 'Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health' at today
In 1739, David Hume in his A Treatise of Human Nature approached free will via the notion of causality.
We would never be allowed by regulatory authorities to breed modern wheat varieties today—David Hume
David Hume helps launch project today in Nairobi
Being a biologist today is like being a physicist at the start of the last century—David Hume &
David Hume of & is speaking at launch of the Centre 4 Tropical Livestock for Genetics & Health
The 'Dolly the Sheep' fame—has a long history of improving livestock genetics—David Hume at
Prof David Hume of introducing CTLGH a joint btwn
Check out this short letter from David Hume to Adam Smith from Electronic Enlightenment
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People walking past the statue of David Hume on the Royal Mile.
Hey, Rubio! I totally just referenced David Hume and John Locke at work today! How about dem Philosophy degree apples?
I no longer like David Hume or Thomas Hobbes
David Hume on Human Nature, and the Myth of Selfishness via
Hume on Human Nature and the myth of selfishness – so much timeless truth
Congrats to David Hume Kennerly on his 2015 Lucie Award via
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David Hume's writings, which are foundational to Rationalism, basically say the same thing I'm saying.
Amazing essay by my colleague Aliso Gopnik
"I feel a pleasure in doing good to my friend, because I love him; but do not love him for the sake of that pleasure." David Hume
Tonight's meeting is in David Hume Tower L.G.08 at 7pm. Where we will be joined by Ailson Dickie, the SNP...
A man is not a rogue and rascal and liar because he draws a false inference - David Hume
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I'm reading David Hume for my philosophy class, and a lot his "Dialogues" is full of lines hardcore bands would put across backs of shirts
Congrats David Hume Kennerly with Getty's Beth Wachtel gearing up for Lucie's
David Hume on Human Nature, the Myth of Selfishness, and Why Vanity Is Proof of Virtue Rather Than Vice
What kind of superhero would David Hume have made?Jacqueline Broad on James Harris' Hume: An Intellectual Biography ht…
Here you’ll find works by Rene Descartes, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, David Hume and others.
"""He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he is more exceIIent who suits his temper to any circumstance"" - David Hume"
Shout out to my mentors David Hume and Martin Knutzen. You guys taught me everything.
Just made a connection between Miley Cyrus and David Hume and idk if that makes me crazy or an ***
Amazing article! "How an 18th-century philosopher helped solve my midlife crisis", by |
"I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future" -David Hume
David Hume Kennerly presenting his photographs and the stories behind the image.
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"Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. David Hume"
Yesterday you endorsed an article about David Hume that I really enjoyed. Thanks.
“I never can catch myself at any time without a perception.” . ...long but an extraordinary reflective essay...
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A Treatise of Human Nature was written by David Hume, first being published at the end of 1738.
We are at the David Hume lecture with John Curtice and other experts discussing a year on from the
Learn more about David Hume and the Scottish on our great mini-site:
25Aug/1776: David Hume, 65, dies of stomach cancer. He tells Boswell life after death is a "most unreasonable fancy"
The beauty of things exists in the spirit of the beholder. ~David Hume
in 1776 died David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher. Listen
"Influential political philosopher David Hume died in Edinburgh, today in 1776
"The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.". ― David Hume (died August 25, 1776)
American Revolution on in 1776, David Hume dies. Read More via
Today we remember the death of the great David Hume, shown here in a silly statue wearing a toga, upper body exposed
explores David Hume, with the help of Eleven Doctors "Should you believe in miracles?" -
Feature: Today, in 1776, David Hume passed away.This image comes from Hume's "The History of England"
on 1776 David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1711)
1776 David Hume, Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, dies of abdominal cancer.
David Hume, 1711-1776. Did someone drop the ball for a couple of hundred years since his death? Lots of work still to be done.
"Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.". - David Hume
David Hume Dies. Influential political philosopher David Hume dies in Edinburgh, Scotland, on this day in 1776.
Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume died in 1776. Mausoleum in Old Calton Cemetery.
in 1776, David Hume died. One of most influential figures in 18th c British philosophy & leading figure of Scottish Enlightenment
“To philosopher and historian the madness and imbecile wickedness of mankind ought to appear ordinary events.” David Hume
Thinking about tPA policy? . Great with Jerry Hoffman going David Hume on
The view from St Giles up the Royal Mile during an afternoon private tour of David Hume is there too. http…
From Delusion to Nirvana, via Natural Selection, David Hume, Evolutionary Psychology, an addicted brain and short term sexual gratification.
Hume's Theory of the Understanding by David Hume and Ralph W. Church (1980,...
NEW David Hume and His Influence on Philosophy and Theology by James Orr Hardcov
Neural networks are best designed by reading David Hume and Bayes' theorem:
Last chance to grab your seat for David Hume Kennerly!!.
Thanks to David Hume, I appreciate yet another occurrence of this even more - you never know.
...very hard work (like most 18th century political philosophy - except David Hume of course) but worth it
Listening to 1972 Pulitzer Prize winner David Hume Kennerly at sharing his fabulous historic imagery.
"David Hume notes, “The great end of all human industry, is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts inven...
Sydney I love you, except Edinburgh is 25degC at 9pm and David Hume's tomb and history and real ale
I am really enjoying this presidential photo essay by David Hume via
Mele now discussing famous philosophers who wrote about free will: Rene Descartes, David Hume, Immanuel Kant.
.speaks with David Hume and other reporters about their press coverage of Vietnam
Can tolerate removing Adam Smith from the £20 note only if he is replaced with David Hume
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CNN: Behind the Lens: 50 years of campaign photography
Behind the Lens: a personal look at 50 years of campaign photos w/
I want to have tea with Immanuel Kant & David Hume
Here's my whole piece from this morning with
50 years of campaign photography. Photojournalist offers the stories behind the pictures. .
Take a look behind the Lens, 50 years of campaign photography by David Hume
At -- Touching the toe of David Hume for luck and wisdom
Behind the Lens: 50 years of campaign photography - CNN Video
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1st thought: who?. 2nd thought: (or would that be whom?). 3rd thought: I bet there's some sort of David Hume pun there
Poets...though liars by profession, always endeavour to give an air of truth to their fictions.--David Hume
but remember what david Hume said. Just because you drop a stone 99 times and it falls to the floor doesn't mean the 100th time
I added a video to a playlist Will Durant---The Philosophy of David Hume
Oh Lost, you're sneaky, but I caught that David Hume/determinism reference!
Upon studying David Hume, John Locke and George Berkeley all day I've gathered: nothing. Absolutely nothing.
From Saigon to the White House, what David Hume saw when America lost in Vietnam
Happy birthday to David Hume, the famous Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist! http:/…
Check this out: Also for more re self illusion: David Hume, Derek Parfit & James Giles
they had so many brilliant minds, can't even name em all but Adam Smith, David Hume, Joseph Black, Walter Scott, James Hutton, Allan Ramsay
Admin Smith, David Hume, John Locke, Montesquieu, de Tocqueville - more of a way of thought than a time period...
I saw 'God is Not Dead' movie. Found out that Sigmund Freud, Friedrick Nietzsche, Democritus, John Stuart Mill, David Hume were all atheist.
Been reading about David Hume most of the day and now I have some strange desire to watch Desmond Hume paying the price for leaving Penny.
In the land of Adam Smith, David Hume and of course, William Wallace!! .
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches one to fear and sorrow real poverty. ~David Hume
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Some might find this useful as a consolidation of reasons and cornerstones for our tradition and belief in our Freedoms and further understanding what is Just, Lawful and should be the path of our Nation if we desire to be free, prosperous and exemplary to humanity. The amazing system of governance set forth in the Constitution of these United States of America also greatly influenced by The Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers can trace it's roots to the due influence on it's architects by the forward thinking and prosperity building minds which gave rise to The Scottish Enlightenment. Such giants as Francis Hutchenson, David Hume with his brilliant work A Treatise of Human Nature, Adam Smith with similar vision in his Wealth of Nations, Painter and early Abolitionist Allan Ramsay who founded The Select Society from where originated much of the thought that gave influence and inspiration to Champions of Freedom such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, George Washing ...
Looking forward to our first Christmas market at David Hume tower. Stop by for one of our doughnut kits! 12:30-5pm
Ontology Ontology, the philosophical study of being in general, or of what applies neutrally to everything that is real. It was called “first philosophy” by Aristotle in Book IV of his Metaphysics. The Latin term ontologia (“science of being”) was felicitously invented by the German philosopher Jacob Lorhard (Lorhardus) and first appeared in his work Ogdoas Scholastica (1st ed.) in 1606. It entered general circulation after being popularized by the German rationalist philosopher Christian Wolff in his Latin writings, especially Philosophia Prima sive Ontologia (1730; “First Philosophy or Ontology”). History and scope Wolff contrasted ontology, or general metaphysics, which applied to all things, with special metaphysical theories such as those of the soul, of bodies, or of God. Wolff claimed that ontology was an a priori discipline that could reveal the essences of things, a view strongly criticized later in the 18th century by David Hume and Immanuel Kant. In the early 20th century the term w ...
101. “Education is the process of natural development of the child into an enjoyable, rational, harmoniously balanced, useful and hence, natural life”. Which school of philosophy of education believes that?’ (a) Realism (b) Existentialism   (c) Naturalism (d) Idealism. 102. Evaluate the viewpoint “The child knows better than any educator what he should learn, when and how he should learn it”? (a) Hundred percent correct (b) Correct, but not practical (c) Correct and practical both (d) Practical, but not correct. 103. While, according to Samkhya, Philosophy effect is the real modification of cause, according to Samkara, it is (a) Real. (b) Unreal. (c) Indescribable. (d) None of these. 104. The theory of causation advanced by Sam­kara has been proved by (a) Experience. (b) Logic, (c) Scriptures. (d) All of these. 105. The relation between the Jiva and Brahman, according to Samkara, can be explained as (a) Identity. (b) Reflection. (c) Emanation. (d) Evolution. 106. According to the theory known ...
"When men are the most sure and arrogant, They commonly are the most mistaken". -David Hume-
Novelty of manner may compensate for triteness of subject. David Hume
David Hume woke me up from my dogmatic slumbers...if you know what I mean.
It is a just political maxim, that every man must be supposed a knave. David Hume
PROPOSAL To Federally Fund a National Home-School Education Program INTRODUCTION The Genetic Foundations of Human Intelligence We come into this world as empty vessels, blank tablets, just waiting to be filled with experience. David Hume (1711-1776 C.E.). When Hume made that philosophical observation, the Industrial Revolution had just started in England. First fathers, then mothers were drawn out of the home in pursuit of wages offered on the mass production lines. Left without guidance from their parents, children were sent to be educated in State classrooms, In devising a school curriculum, Hume's counsel regarding the “empty vessel” precondition of the child psyche, was adopted as the State Education model. And so, continuing with the same modus operandi to this very day, for six to eight hours a day, for twelve years and more, the “blank tablets” of the children of the world are systematically filled with textbook knowledge. Hume and the global education system that has applied his assum ...
oh man I totally feel it for you now, bringing back bad old times I guess,I have to go over John Stuart mills and David Hume :/
TIL that Thomas Jefferson banned books. He banned David Hume's "History" from the University of Virginia.
"What is truth?" Answer: Almost two thousand years ago, Truth was put on trial and judged by people who were devoted to lies. In fact, Truth faced six trials in less than one full day, three of which were religious, and three that were legal. In the end, few people involved in those events could answer the question, “What is truth?” After being arrested, the Truth was first led to a man named Annas, a corrupt former high priest of the Jews. Annas broke numerous Jewish laws during the trial, including holding the trial in his house, trying to induce self- accusations against the defendant, and striking the defendant, who had been convicted of nothing at the time. After Annas, the Truth was led to the reigning high priest, Caiaphas, who happened to be Annas’s son-in-law. Before Caiaphas and the Jewish Sanhedrin, many false witnesses came forward to speak against the Truth, yet nothing could be proved and no evidence of wrongdoing could be found. Caiaphas broke no fewer than seven laws while trying to ...
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
David Hume is extremely important, if you haven't read him. Mom read me him since we didn't do it in school.
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it's about the different views on David Hume and empiricism and Descartes and rationalism and my views
IF LFC win today, IF; then David Hume's work on miracles becomes completely irrelevant. So Liverpool do this for the philosophy students
History is the discovering of the constant and universal principles of Human Nature. - David Hume
Custom is the great guide of human life. - David Hume
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals. by David Hume - Some Good Press.
We’re excited to welcome veteran David Hume, as the new CIO of
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Dialogue in the Dark - Scottish Philosopher David Hume and James Boswell.: via
Scottish philosopher David Hume was contemptuous of what he called the “vulgar motive of national antipathy"
"The truth springs from arguments amongst friends" David Hume
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The EU Society is hosting a talk on Mmmigration and the EU tonight at 6pm in Faculty Room North in David Hume...
"Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected. David Hume"
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"Actually, there’s a famous sort of paradox posed by David Hume centuries ago. Hume is one of the founders of classical liberalism. He’s an important philosopher and a political philosopher. He said that if you take a look at societies around the world—any of them—power is in the hands of the governed, those who are being ruled. Hume asked, why don’t they use that power and overthrow the masters and take control? He says, the answer has to be that, in all societies, the most brutal, the most free, the governed can be controlled by control of opinion. If you can control their attitudes and beliefs and separate them from one another and so on, then they won’t rise up and overthrow you. That does require a qualification. In the more brutal and repressive societies, controlling opinion is less important, because you can beat people with a stick. But as societies become more free, it becomes more of a problem, and we see that historically. The societies that develop the most expansive propaganda sy ...
It seems as though David Hume has taken a leaf out of the Duke of Wellington's book:
John Locke, David Hume, an Thomas Paine all believed in natural rights none in universal truth. Sowell is a revisionist.
Are you telling me the nation that produced Thomas Carlyle, David Hume, Andrew Fletcher and Adam Smith can't govern themselves?
David Hume on why natural science needs social science - last shout for today's blog post:
Nothing is more surprising than the EASINESS with which the many are being Governed by the few.DAVID HUME.God bless NIGERIA
David Hume "All sentiment is right; because sentiment has a reference to nothing beyond itself"
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
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
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it. David Hume
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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
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,
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