David Hume (25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.
The beauty of things exists in the spirit of the beholder. ~David Hume
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"The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.". ― David Hume (died August 25, 1776)
“Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.” . ― David Hume (died August 25, 1776)
“Liberty of any kind is never lost all at once.” . ― David Hume (died this day, August 25, 1776)
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Today we remember the death of the great David Hume, shown here in a silly statue wearing a toga, upper body exposed
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Feature: Today, in 1776, David Hume passed away.This image comes from Hume's "The History of England"
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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
Influential political philosopher David Hume died in Edinburgh, on this day in 1776. 📷Statue in Edinburgh by Bandan. http…
"Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them." (David Hume, 1742)
David Hume Dies. Influential political philosopher David Hume dies in Edinburgh, Scotland, on this day in 1776.
“To philosopher and historian the madness and imbecile wickedness of mankind ought to appear ordinary events.” David Hume
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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.
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Neural networks are best designed by reading David Hume and Bayes' theorem:
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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
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He is happy, whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent, who can suit his temper to any circumstances. David Hume
"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
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Mele now discussing famous philosophers who wrote about free will: Rene Descartes, David Hume, Immanuel Kant.
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.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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I want to have tea with Immanuel Kant & David Hume
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50 years of campaign photography. Photojournalist offers the stories behind the pictures. .
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At -- Touching the toe of David Hume for luck and wisdom
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"To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but to perceive" - David Hume
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!
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once." - David Hume
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
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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
Take John Locke and David Hume whose idea of identity is relevant to regenerations of Doctor Who
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 ...
"Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them.". David Hume
"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.
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.
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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"
"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:
"`Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger." Does this statement prove that David Hume was certifiable? Or is there something in this statement that we can relate to?
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
"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...
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,
"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?
"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!
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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
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
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.
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
u seeing David Hume and death tomorrow at 12 o'clock
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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
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 ...
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 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.
"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.
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 :-)
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. 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 ...
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. "
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 ...
5 of 5 stars to The History of England 1 by David Hume
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.Â David Hume (1711 to 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian and economist and essayist.Â 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 ...
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
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
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