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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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
Be happy inside no matter what is happening outside, of an oyster, --David Hume, The Dalai Lama reads 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
"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 ...
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Fun fact: David Hume wrote A Treatise of Human Nature at 16 years old
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. David Hume
But he likes opera! We talked for 20 minutes, and covered everything from study design, David Hume, and religious arguments of Parsifal.
"Nothing appears more surprising to those, who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. When we enquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find, that, as Force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is therefore, on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular." - David Hume
Â«My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hunÂ». David Hume en epĂstola 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 blownđŁđ„
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,
Â« Everything in the world is purchased by labor. Â» David Hume
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once." David Hume
There is an evident absurdity in pretending to demonstrate a matter of fact, or to prove it by any arguments a priori. Nothing is demonstrable, unless the contrary implies a contradiction. Nothing, that is distinctly conceivable, implies a contradiction. Whatever we conceive as existent, we can also conceive as non-existent. There is no being, therefore, whose non-existence implies a contradiction. Consequently there is no being, whose existence is demonstrable. David Hume.
Celebrating the Invention of the Necktie: It's Cravat Day in Croatia Heather Horn Oct 18 2012, 7:05 AM ET 0 inShare More Today on The Atlantic's World Calendar ... cravats1a.jpg Nikola Solic/Reuters Strange as Croatia's "Cravat Day" on October 18 may sound to an American, this celebration actually commemorates an element of national heritage. Croatia, after all, claims to have pioneered that most ubiquitous of modern accessories: the necktie. "Croat" and "cravat," in fact, are etymologically linked, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. They were originally different variations of the same word: "The troops are filled with Cravates and Tartars, Hussars and Cossacs," reads a sentence by David Hume in 1752. Or take the even more comical statement from Daniel Defoe in 1720 (highlighting the alternate spelling, with a "b"): "We fell foul with 200 Crabats." The cravat apparently came to Western Europe in the 17th century, courtesy of Croatian mercenaries. Perhaps appropriately, the modern Cravat Day has ...
"No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping." â David Hume, Essays On Suicide And The Immortality Of The Soul
Fraking David Hume! This philosophy essay almost has me on the verge of tears! :/
This is from Michael Talbot's awesome book "THE HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE": "MASS-PSYCHOKINESIS in EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FRANCE: One of the most astounding manifestations of psychokinesis, and one of the most remarkable displays of miraculous events ever recorded, took place in Paris in the first half of the 18th century. The events centered around a puritanical sect of Dutch-influenced Catholics known as the Jansenists, and were precipitated by the death of a saintly and revered Jansenist deacon named Francois de Paris. Although few people living today have even heard of Jansenist miracles, they were one of the most talked about events in Europe for the better part of a century. It was on May 1 1727, at the height of this power struggle, that Francois de Paris died and was interred in the parish cemetery of Saint-Medard, Paris.the mourners started to experience strange involuntary spasms or convulsions and to undergo the most amazing contortions of their limbs. These seizures quickly proved contagious, spreadi . ...
"The question then is whose ideas will we use to understand our world. I prefer the ideas of Adam Smith, David Hume, John Locke, and the other thinkers of the British enlightenment to the ideas of say, Kant, Rousseau, and Marx because I understand them to be more consonant with the ideas that animate the American Experiment and the progress of liberty everywhere, which are the things that I hold in the highest regard." --
Sentence just used in a play I'm writing: "The prosecution calls to the standâŠ 18th century Scottish Empiricist David Hume!" It kind of makes sense in context.
Enlightenment Scotland 'We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation' ('Nous nous tournons vers lâĂcosse pour trouver toutes nos idĂ©es sur la civilisation') Voltaire, French philosophe Scottish Enlightenment thinkers included university professors, scholars, doctors, writers, artists, ministers and lawyers. Eighteenth century Scotland has been described as âa hotbed of geniusâ. The Scottish Enlightenment was centred on the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Scholars, born and educated in Scotland, sought to understand the natural world and the human mind. They wanted to improve the world through new ideas, discoveries and inventions. . Many of the leading lights of the Enlightenment were close friends. They regularly met to eat, drink and debate. They started clubs and societies where they could socialise, discuss and exchange ideas. When scholars from different fields shared their ideas they learned from one another. Enlightenment figures including David Hume, James Hutton, ...
writing the name of a dead philosopher or an artist makes any statement interesting and profound, even if it is gibberish... Plato/ David Hume/ Waldo ...
âBeauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beautyâŠ. Reading and sauntering and lounging and dosing, which I call thinking, is my supreme HappinessâŠ.. The truth springs from arguments amongst friendsâŠ. He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper, but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to his circumstanceâŠ.. Where am I, or what? From what causes do I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I return? ... I am confounded with all these questions, and begin to fancy myself in the most deplorable condition imaginable, environed with the deepest darkness, and utterly deprived of the use of every member and faculty. Most fortunately it happens, that since Reason is incapable of dispelling these clouds, Nature herself suffices to that purpose, and cures me of this philosophical melancholy and delirium, either by relaxing this bent of mind, or by some avocation, and lively impression of my sen ...
Not too long ago a friend and I spoke about the importance of truth. It made me think about Truth as a âthing in itself.â I am tempted to say that: Â people often use the word and ideas associated with Â âtruthâ Â like an actual concrete piece of existence that one is capable of holding within the grasp of thine own hand. laughably, the best attempt I can make at explaining exactly what Â âtruthâ Â may formatably be? The ingredients, if we really need to indulge in its chemical make up? I Offer up this quote; Â just a quick primer before the candy flavored paint.Â âEverything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.â --David Hume If I may take the liberty of being arrogant, I would suggest that David Hume Â âhit the nail on the head.â Â A very accurate shot with the veritable hammer of truth, yet again manifest as a thing in itself (pun intended). Truth serves itself best as a subjective word attached to a host of ideas; primarily used for ...
For the glory of God Gazing down from the 40th floor of a lower Manhattan skyscraper, Richard Dawkins shakes his head. âWhat a symbol,â he growls. In the evening drizzle, the city is a jungle of glitz and twinkling lights but Dawkinsâ attention is fixed on a flood-lit crater directly below us. It is Ground Zero, the footprint of the twin towers, still barren six years after the atrocity that made the world gasp. At the bottom of the vast hole, backhoes scrape into the night. What does this symbolize, I ask? âReligious bigotry,â he answers crisply. Not a twisted version of Islam. Not Islam as a whole. No, for the Oxford professor, biologist, renowned science writer, and author of the notorious bestseller The God Delusion, the void below is what religion itself hath wrought. âThe people who did this terrible thing were sincere, deeply religious, believed they were right, believed they were doing the will of their god, firmly believed they were going straight to heaven for doing what they thought ...
With Bill Beckley, artist, I edited a book, Uncontrollable Beauty, with my favorite essays on aesthetic values. Alfred, this anthology contains a long debate on value between the head of Moma, Bill Rubin, and the great classicist Tom McEvilley. I also put in some of my favorite essays by Meyer Schapiro, Hubert Damisch, etc. And each essay points to a thousand other texts from Kant to Hegel or contemporary philosophers and artists (even poems on Beauty.) While this anthology is not as suddenly sensible as Pound's ABC, it was meant to be a very plural beginning for someone interested in relativism and taste and value. It's not that there are no books on the subject of value, there's almost nothing that is more discussed. TSEliot was asked by a member of an audience whether there could be a firm sense of aesthetics without a belief in God, and Eliot presumably murmured thats he was in agreement. However, there are a hundred other perspectives. East and West,too.The famously dense essay on Style by Meyer Scha ...
On holiday, Maggie Hume working, Charlie Hume in Tain, Roddie Hume at the swimming wi his pals, David Hume, latte, kindle and Dunfermline glen as its best in the autum
âThe sweetest path of life leads through the avenues of learning, and whoever can open up the way for another, ought, so far, to be esteemed a benefactor to mankind.â - David Hume
Truth springs from argument amongst friends. David Hume
"Sincerity does not trump truth. After all, one can be sincerely wrong. But sincerity is indispensable to any truth we wish others to believe. There is something winsome, even irresistible, about a life lived with conviction. I am reminded of the Scottish philosopher and skeptic, David Hume, who was recognized among a crowd of those listening to the preaching of George Whitefield, the famed evangelist of the First Great Awakening: "I thought you didn't believe in the Gospel," someone asked. "I do not," Hume replied. Then, with a nod toward Whitefield, he added, "But he does." Larry Taunton
Lawrence Krauss denounces philosophy. Lawrence Krauss uses David Hume's remarks on miracles to make an argument against them.
Jack Kerouac, Frank Wilczek, David Hume, and Kim Kardashian ... ??? The unitary sum does not equal 1. : )
David Hume~ History is the discovering of the constant and universal principles of human nature.
Physicist Victor Stenger on miracles, from God: The Failed Hypothesis: - Jezebel Miracles Let us now move from Earth to the cosmos in our search for evidence of the Creator God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. From a modern scientific perspective, what are the empirical and theoretical implications of the hypothesis of a supernatural creation? We need to seek evidence that the universe 1) had an origin and 2) that origin cannot have happened naturally. One sign of a supernatural creation would be a direct empirical confirmation that a miracle was necessary in order to bring the universe into existence. That is, cosmological data should show either evidence for one or more violations of well-established laws of nature or the models developed to describe those data should require some casual ingredient that cannot be understood - and probably not understandable - in purely material or natural terms. Now, as philosopher David Hume pointed out centuries ago, many problems exist with the whole notion of .. ...
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David Hume was born in 1711 . Jack Van Impe in 1931.
David Hume! No. Wait. Desmond Tutu! Right?! Ah man. I really suck at this game.
It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place; when we start spilling our sweat & not our blood. ~ David Hume
Oh now. Libertarians are the worst. It's like David Hume. They don't want to believe in cause and effect.
"No quality of human nature is more remarkable, both in itself and in its consequences, than that propensity we have to sympathize with others, and to receive by communication their inclinations and sentiments, however different from, or even contrary to our own. This is not only conspicuous in children, who implicitly embrace every opinion proposâd to them; but also in men of the greatest judgment and understanding, who find it very difficult to follow their own reason or inclination, in opposition to that of their friends and daily companions. To this principle we ought to ascribe the great uniformity we may observe in the humours and turn of thinking of those of the same nation; and âtis much more probable, that this resemblance arises from sympathy, than from any influence of the soil and climate, which, thoâ they continue invariably the same, are not able to preserve the character of a nation the same for a century together. A good-naturâd man finds himself in an instant of the same humour wi ...
Faithful Through the Ages John Henry Newman - Catholic Convert and Apologist "Lead, Kindly Light, amidst th' encircling gloom Lead Thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home -- Lead Thou me on! Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see The distant sceneâone step enough for me." As the Catholic Church marched into the modern era, controversy increased. Not only was it fighting philosophy and science and sectarian movements from within, but it was also clashing with Protestants in a battle for souls worldwide. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Protestant missionary movement was expanding, and Catholics, whose worldwide mission ventures were already centuries old, were not amused. Whether in Africa or Asia or the Pacific Islands, territorial battles raged. Catholics' eagerness to baptize infants and terminally ill individuals of all ages often led to horror stories that little ones (and others) were being poisoned, and Protestants did nothing to quell the rumors. While Catholics faced competition ...
Late night reading of David Hume's theory on free will and compatibilsm. It's just so perfect and I couldn't agree more with it.
âWhere ambition can be so happy as to cover its enterprizes, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of all human passions.â David Hume
Ahh, the Watchmaker Analogy... refuted in the 18th century by David Hume, among others.
Speaking at the launch of Tartan Day in April 2008, George W Bush, then President of the United States, spoke of the great debt of honour that Americans he
Errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy are only ridiculous. -- David Hume
Lets talk about our favorite philosophers in regards to freedom. Oh, you wanna talk about David Hume? Sorry, I Kant
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom. David Hume
So the kids are finally go to church camp for the first time in Idaho and David was ready the list of what to bring/not to bring. Turns out girls need to wear a black shirt over their modest one piece suit and boys also need to have a shirt on. Maybe this is why camps don't do we'll in Idaho! Next year I will send them to CA so they can go to Hume.
Ghost Confessions Stories # 499 (girl without eyesstory) My family and I have lived in this house since I was in the 4th grade. It was always a completely normal house, until I played with that stupid Oujia board. My younger and sister and I had played with it when I was in the 6th grade. I asked "Who are you?" The Oujia board responded, "Margaret." Chills were sent down my spine. I didn't move the board piece, and neither did my sister. I asked another question. "What do you want?" We waited a short 3 seconds, and the piece moved again. "My sister and my best friend" it responded. We immediately stopped playing. That creeped us out. A few months later, after nothing weird had happened, I invited my friend Van over to the house. It was about his 7th time coming over. Nothing weird had ever happened to him. So, this night, my parents were out shopping, and my siblings were doing their things outside of the house. My sister Katie, the one who helped with the Oujia board, stayed in. It was late at night. (Pr ...
As we celebrate our independence from Great Britain; may people see and understand that America's freedom was birthed on and from a Biblical worldview--no we weren't nor should we be a theocracy where every person is forced to confess Christ as their Lord, but the foundational ethos of our culture and civil government was predicated on Biblical morality--where God is the absolute source of life, liberty and happiness. The majority of American culture has embrace the lie of 'separation of church and state,' and the biggest lie of all, 'the myth of neutrality.' We do well on this Fourth of July to remember the words of the former US Senator and Speaker of the House Robert Winthrop..."All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. The less they may have of stringent State Government, the more they must have of individual self-government. The less they rely on public law or physical force, the more they must rely on private moral restraint. Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either . ...
A particular shade of blue is the ultimate cause of all uncaused causes. ~ David Hume
David Hume is still, to this day, being proven right.
City cup game on Tuesday 9 July, 7.30pm kick off at home against North Star. City League 1 team will be: Craig Tillotson, Go Takagi, Alex Agg, Ben Clothier, David Roome, Dan Border, James Allison, Caylan Vassilliou, Will Nicol, Brad Cole, Matt Hume?, Dean Auger?, Eldon Haynes?. Pete Thornton is suspended. All players to be there for 6.30pm. Those players with ? please let me know asap whether you can play, all others please let me know if you cannot make the game asap either on here or preferably email colin
Would we do it again? The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to a ...
David Hume denies miracle - explains why his argument is faulty
The mind is a kind of theatre where perceptions make their appearance, pass, repass, guide away and mingle in an infinite veriety - David Hume.
Thiago Alcantara could be unveiled as a Man Utd player at David Moyes' press conference.
== Verse of the Day == From Quran: Quran (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]... but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah." From Bible : Luke (19:27)- "But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me." From Vedas : Atharva Veda (12.1.12) - âMaata bhumi putro aham prithivyaâ This Mother Earth is our common Mother and we all are sons and daughters of this Mother. Therefore, there is oneness among all the innumerable souls inhabiting the different physical bodies.
I'm just about out of paintings sold a few, got invited to go to dubbo on Saturday to sell need to paint more art, need my inspirations!
VPL ROUND TWELVE PREVIEW Pascoe Vale v Melbourne Knights Fri 8:30pm, Hosken Reserve 10th v 4th Melbourne Knights will look to consolidate its spot in the top four in its second consecutive away match against Pascoe Vale. That task however will be challenging. Pascoe Vale hasnât won since Round Seven but the newly-promoted team have been no pushovers at home with a win against Green Gully and a draw against South Melbourne. The Knights will have to contend without suspended defender Ryan Filipovic and the likely absence of star Anthony Colosimo who was carried off the field against Oakleigh Cannons with a knee injury. Knights quartet Abdoulaye Diallo, David Kustura, Brandon Zezovski and Bobby Vidanoski were released by the club this week. Oakleigh Cannons v Northcote City Fri 8:30pm, Jack Edwards Reserve 9th v 1st Round Eleven Oakleigh Cannons 0-1 Melbourne Knights Hume City 0-5 Northcote City Northcote City has been unstoppable this season and begins the second half of the season undefeated. Its 5-0 awa ...
Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived. David Hume
do you read any philosophy? David Hume is one and he said if we think it it has to exist somewhere. Just cos you .
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principals. David Hume
Two Philosophical Mistakes in PoincarĂ© Jules Henri PoincarĂ© (1854-1912) was one of the greatest mathematicians of his era and is sometimes said to deserve co-credit with Einstein for the discovery of Relativity. His interests also ranged into philosophical issues, in the philosophy of science and mathematics and even in the relation of science to morality. He is especially well known for his view that knowledge is based on conventions adopted by scientists and mathematicians, not on objectively determined features of reality. That kind of thing gets mentioned just in passing by people like Susan Haack (in Evidence and Inquiry, p. 99).PoincarĂ©'s conventionalism is a mistake, but here I am more interested in two other citations and the kind of philosophical mistakes that they demonstrate. The first is found in a discussion of Kant in the popular philosophical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig [Bantam, 1974]. Although this may not seem like a serious venue for discussion ...
Wielding David Hume's NIFO ( No is from ought) and chasing away Stirners ' *** leaves us with global justice and ' just us'. Anarchy.
"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing" GM
To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most essential to being a sound, believing Christian. . David Hume
Happy Birthday to Oscar-winning Russian-born British actor George Sanders (1906-1972) - one of Hollywood's finest character actors who took his own life aged 65...as he had confided he would do to fellow actor David Niven back in 1937! His brother, Tom Conway, was also an actor and sported a very similar physique and voice; Sanders was also once married to actresses Benita Hume and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
So many people to say thank you and good bye to, so here are just a few thank you's and if I missed you I'm sorry but thank you for being so understanding. Emily Fantabulous Gruender you and your family were the first people we got to know, you can come and stay when ever you want to, we will miss you so much, give Ruby a hug from me and also Karen. Lexy, Calin and David Turner thank you for everything and we will miss you, again we always have space for you. Tina Savitsky well you know where we are and are more than welcome to stay, thank you for all the laughter. Rebecca Miedzwiedz you have three wonderful boys sorry should I have said four including your husband, give them a hug from us three and thank your husband for all his support you will always be welcome. Kate Yeboah-Jones I am so pleased that at last you have all your family together, thank you for all your help at Drummonds. Erika Hume could you thank all your family from all of us for there friendship, and please thank Jim and Lyn for all the ...
Yay organized a lift to the start Knysna 42km feeling tad nervous ! Oh well just gonna do it !!
Today Billy Crystal OutLived David Hume - but Hume would say that this is not a cause for alarm.
"All plans of government, which suppose great reformation in the manners of mankind, are plainly imaginary". David Hume
Happy to see The Roslin Institute Director, David Hume, in this learned gallery.
David Hume (/ËhjuËm/; 7 May [O.S. 26 April] 1711 â 25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist.
Fourth of July and the Revolutionary War. The Americans of 1776 had the highest standard of living and lowest taxes in the Western World. Farmers, lawyers and business owners in the Colonies were thriving, with some plantation owners and merchants making the equivalent of $500,000 a year. Times were good for many others too. (The vast majority of business owners and professionals were white males.) The British wanted a slice of the cash flow and tried to tax the Colonists. They resisted violently, convinced that their prosperity and their liberty were at stake. Virginia's Patrick Henry summed up their stance with his cry: "Give me liberty or give me death!" Perhaps we should rename the Revolutionary War to the War of the One Percenters. Please do not tell White House as they may consider to rescinding the holiday.
"A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence". - David Hume aka, think for yourself, ask questions. Conclude with evidence U gathered.
The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst. David Hume
David Hume show me your fork diagram
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Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous. -David Hume
On page 9 of 96 of An Enquiry Concerning, by David Hume: reading via app, listening via app on an...
"No amount of observations of white swans can allow the inference that all swans are white, but the observation of a single black swan is sufficient to refute that conclusion" - David Hume
Interesting David Hume Institute event on energy & constitutional change. Demand management not mentioned, maybe need to râŠ
"Man is a reasonable being, and as such he gets appropriate food and nourishment from the pursuit of knowledge; but so narrow are the limits of human understanding that we can't hope for any great amount of knowledge or for much security in respect of what we do know. As well as being reasonable, man is a sociable being; but he can't always enjoyâindeed canât always wantâagreeable and amusing company" - David Hume, 'Enquiry concerning human understanding'
encounter case: Ishrat Jahan was not a terrorist, the CBI has concluded in its chargesheet. Source :Times Of India
Effective Bible Study â An Urgent Need For Everyone BY WAYNE JACKSON It was never the will of God that direct, supernatural communication â from heaven to earth â be a perpetual phenomenon throughout this planetâs history. Rather, âthe things of Godâ (cf. 1 Cor. 2:11) were to be committed to a series of inspired documents, collectively known as the Bible. The Holy Scriptures were designed to provide men with all things pertaining to life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3), and to furnish devout students completely unto every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17). It is scarcely possible to exaggerate the value of the Bible to the human family. The most brilliant minds of history have praised the âBook of books.â Our second president, John Adams, called the Bible âthe best Book in the world.â Lincoln characterized the Scriptures as âthe best gift God ever gave man.â Sir Isaac Newton thought the Bible to be âthe most sublime philosophyâ known to humanity. The list of laudatory testimony is almost e ...
This is my first AMV; Final Fantasy Advent Children to "Resurrection' by Fear Factory. I thoroughly enjoyed making this, and I look forward to bringing more ...
I deserve everything I have coming with this comment, but I'm going to say it anyways... I just finished watching "Lost".
David Hume our inherent moral standards when he observed that "the rules of our morality are not the conclusions of our reason".
I might still be working on book manuscript (which, frankly, *** ) BUT David Hume aka has just followed me!
So, I'd like to do a "Battle Of The Clans" sometime in the next few days. Leave a response here, as to what your clan is or what clan you'd like to see, and we'll get it done. Our responses will include your clan crest, motto, tartan, and brief history. I'm thinking sometime on or before Sunday this weekend. The clan with the most likes will be the winner. We'll do as many as we can, if it's a lot we may have to go over a couple of days but will strive for one total day. Get your entries in, entries close at 1400 GMT tomorrow. LET THE BATTLE OF THE CLANS BEGIN!!! Gregor
Hold onto your girdles . I have entered a show! . I need to sit down .
On December 6, 1950, Washington Post Music Critic Paul Hume reviewed Margaret Truman's singing performance at Constitution Hall, thusly, "Miss Truman is a unique American phenomenon with a pleasant voice of little size and fair quality ... (she) cannot sing very well is flat a good deal of the time more last night than at any time we have heard her in past years has not improved in the years we have heard her (and) still cannot sing with anything approaching professional finish." President Truman responded with the following letter to Mr. Hume: THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON Dec. 6, 1950 Mr. Hume: I've just read your lousy review of Margaret's concert. I've come to the conclusion that you are an "eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay." It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful. When you write such poppy *** as was in the back section of the paper you work for it shows conclusively that you're off the beam and at least four of your ulcers are at work. Some day I hop ...
"No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish" (Saint David Hume)
"Nature has pointed out a mixed kind of life as most suitable to the human race, and secretly admonished them to allow none of these biases to draw too much, so as to incapacitate them for other occupations and entertainments. Indulge your passion for science, says she, but let your science be human, and such as may have a direct reference to action and society. Abstruse thought and profound researches I prohibit, and will severely punish, by the pensive melancholy which they introduce, by the endless uncertainty in which they involve you, and by the cold reception which your pretended discoveries shall meet with, when communicated. Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man." -David Hume, An Enquiry into Human Understanding
David Hume. ~And what little actual good is contained in the Bible is not unique or even original. It can often...
Darn. But thank you so much for this. I pictured Michael Easton as David Hume while I read Braden.
Thomas Campbell Writes His Declaration of Independence: "Born in 1763 in Ireland of Roman Catholic parents who turned Anglican, he [Thomas Campbell] became a Presbyterian and after a few years of teaching school decided to enter the ministry. He spent three years studying classics at Glasgow, and then took the seminary course of his own church in nearby Whitburn. This means that while Irish by birth he was Scottish by education, and there is evidence that he was strongly influenced by the 'common sense' school of philosophy, led by Thomas Reid of Glasgow, which was then dominant and which supported Scottish theologians in their struggle with David Hume, the old Scot who was known as the great infidel. "He was always a teacher as well as a pastor, conducting private schools of his own both in Ireland and America. He was teaching at a sleepy little village named Ballymena, in what is now North Ireland, when he met and married Jane Corneigle, in whose veins flowed French Huguenot blood, and it was here that ...
In the philosophy of religion ânatural atheologyâ is defined as the branch of philosophy that attempts to prove the central beliefs of theists (people who believe in a God) as false . One of the most impressive and strongest arguments of natural atheology is to do with the problem of evil. The problem of evil claims that it is unbelievable, if an omnipotent and good God exists, that he would permit so much pain and suffering in the world. The famous philosopher David Hume in his âDialogues Concerning Natural Religionâ aptly puts it, âEpicurusâs old questions are yet unanswered. Is he willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?â The problem of evil is without a doubt one of the key intellectual obstacles that a Muslim or theist has to overcome in order to be convinced that God exists (or convince others for that matter). There are two versions of the problem of evil, the ...
Lord Actonâs dictum â âPower tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutelyâ â is only liberalismâs the most famous statement of distrust. Before Acton, David Hume, one of the giants of the Scottish Enlightenment, noted, Political writers have established it as a maxim, that, in contriving any system of government, and fixing the several checks and controuls of the constitution, every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, than private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and, by means of it, make him, notwithstanding his insatiable avarice and ambition, co-operate to public good. Without this, say they, we shall in vain boast of the advantages of any constitution, and shall find, in the end, that we have no security for our liberties or possessions, except the good-will of our rulers; that is, we shall have no security at all.
Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity LARRY ALEX TAUNTONJUN 6 2013, 8:07 AM ET Left, the pastor George Whitefield; right, the philosopher David Hume (Wikimedia Commons) "Church became all about ceremony, handholding, and kumbaya," Phil said with a look of disgust. "I missed my old youth pastor. He actually knew the Bible." I have known a lot of atheists. The late Christopher Hitchens was a friend with whom I debated, road tripped, and even had a lengthy private Bible study. I have moderated Richard Dawkins and, on occasion, clashed with him. And I have listened for hours to the (often unsettling) arguments of Peter Singer and a whole host of others like him. These men are some of the public faces of the so-called "New Atheism," and when Christians think about the subject -- if they think about it at all -- it is this sort of atheist who comes to mind: men whose unbelief is, as Dawkins once proudly put it, "militant." But Phil, the atheist college student who had come to my offic ...
Â David Hume said that nobody can ever truly know anything; I would've asked him how he knew.Â We've been over this. I've been researching epistemology lately because I've successfully traced nearly all ideological disagreements back to it.Â (Remember: epistemology is the branch of philosophy about proving how you know what you know)Â I have found another wannabe Hume. So here is the NEW problem of induction, because the first wasn't bad enough: Suppose there's a color called Grue, which is green before time T and blue after T (and exactly when T happens is never defined).Â Are all emeralds on Earth Green or Grue?Nelson Goodman says it depends on your heritage; someone taught about "Grue and Bleen" from childhood, instead of Green and Blue, would consider the statement "all emeralds were Green yesterday and will be Green tomorrow" to be arbitrary and irrational. Nelson Goodman is an obvious hypocrite- he clearly doesn't believe himself because he isn't in a straightjacket. A child who is taught about ...
"I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good." - Adam Smith Happy Birthday, Professor Smith. Scottish moral philosopher and pionerr in political economics. Smith was heavily infludenced by the philosophies of David Hume and Francis Hutcheson. His two best known works are The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations, both of which are available as free audio books (The Wealth of Nations' five books are divided into four recordings) at
Today Jun 5, 1723: Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations, is baptized in Scotland On this day in 1723, Adam Smith, future author of The Wealth of Nations (1776), a critique of the mercantilist model of trade in the British empire, is baptized in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Smith, the father of political economyâor the relationship between a society and its economic system--was born in the village of Kirkcaldy near Edinburgh to a customs officer and his second wife, the daughter of a substantial landholder. He survived kidnapping by Gypsies at age four; they abandoned the child when pursued by villagers. Ten years later, he matriculated at the University of Glasgow, where his intellect would flourish. He won a scholarship to Oxford University following his graduation in 1740. Smith returned from Oxford to his native Scotland, where he befriended fellow philosopher David Hume. Both men would heavily influence early American political economy: Hume on constitutions and Smith on commerce. In 1751, Smith acce ...
What is pure joy??? Watching the king of PRI Public Radio International - Ira Glass - dance his *** off to your Dixieland set! I have SO many people to thank for such a great night of music - The Kessler, The Singapore Slingers, all the fabulous guys in my band - Matt Tolentino, Michael Plotkin, Patrick Gary, David Hume, Jeffrey Barnes - and EVERYONE who came out to support us! I feel very passionate about preserving New Orleans music. I'm so glad that everyone there is in agreement. You all made my musical dreams come true!
ââŠ Faith and Hope are indispensable parts of everyday life, which cannot be lived on a purely rational basis. You have to believe in others in order to function socially; this then implies faith and hope in the sense I am using the words. This even applies in the world of science, for setting up a scientific project is an exercise in hope [Physics World: March 2004, page 18]. The necessity of faith applies particularly in adopting any metaphysical beliefs, firstly as regards the origin and nature of the Universe on the largest scales, for example the issue of whether or not there exists a multiverse, as claimed by some prominent scientists (and secondly as regards religious or philosophical views about the nature of underlying reality, if any. In these cases, proof is unattainable, as emphasized strongly for example by Immanuel Kant and David Hume, so faith is required to adopt any standpoint (including any form of theism and any form of atheism) on these issues. The only standpoint not involving such ...
Two of the most notable figures of the Scottish Enlightenment who resided in Edinburgh in the late 18th century: the moral philosopher David Hume from Berwickshire and the political economist Adam Smith from Fife, to be found on the north-west tower of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty. David Hume
pareidolia There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object, those qualities, with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human faces in the moon, armies in the clouds; and by a natural propensity, if not corrected by experience and reflection, ascribe malice or good- will to every thing, that hurts or pleases us. --David Hume*
"We may observe, that when two bodies present themselves, where there was formerly an entire darkness, the only change, that is discoverable, is in the appearance of these two objects, and that all the rest continues to be as before, a perfect negation of light, and of every colour'd or visible object." - David Hume
I've been put on the spot a few times recently when asked what that 'skepticism' thing I'm always going on about is. Â The questioner is usually not asking for a long diatribe about the nature of ob...
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In Florida, some atheists, peeved that a monument to the Ten Commandments could not be protested out of existence are planning to erect their own monument, celebrating their beliefs:
It's back!!! Thanks David Hume. Kate Swanson Chaabouni and I just went for a joy ride and it was fantastic!
My philosophy teacher once said I'm a fan of David Hume...all the Muslims brothers gave me worrying looks
There are two definitions for Miracles. One provided by David Hume and the other by RF Holland.
I liked a video Three Minute Philosophy - David Hume
Well guys, my AIT ship date got pushed up to tomorrow so this is my last night here for a couple of months. I had a great year with all of you, I hope everyone stays safe over the summer, enjoys moving in to their colleges, and doesn't party too hard. I love you Miss Allison Tatum take care of yourself, Nathan Craver hurry up and go to MEPS my minority brother so you can go off and be the most high speed ginger the Chair Force has ever managed to recruit... Amber York and Dana Wood I hope you guys have a lot of fun during your last summer together, ohh and don't be stupid during senior week ;) Dustin Younts your going to be a great BC just don't let it go to your head, and remember SLOW DOWN Jesse Butler I'll always have your back in the future if you need be, don't wreck (again) or break anything Jeffrey Getnaked Hume, simply put, dont make the 3 brothers break you -_-
Book Review "Adam Smith, An Enlightened Life", Nicholas Phippson; with contextual commentary to Stoicism, Augustine of Hippo, and Ayn Rand. Smith is witnessing the rapid evolution of government from the feudal society to an industrial society. He is keenly aware of the historical progress of both government and economics. He is at the tipping point of the demise of the age of Divine Kings. Going way back in time we can establish a cultural benchmark, a stake in the ground, so to speak with the Stoics and Epicureans during the Golden Age of Greece, around 350 BCE. The Epicureans claimed that it was good to satisfy your basic desires - food, drink, and sex specifically. They thought it a high moral calling to indulge your natural humanness. At the other extreme the Stoics felt it was the higher moral calling to deny human urges in order to focus on rational thought and restrained lifestyle. Epicurus held that pleasure is the only good, the sole constituent of manâs well-being. His predecessor, Aris ...
MATURIDI Founded by Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (died 944). Maturidiyyah was a minority tradition until it was accepted by the Turkish tribes of Central Asia (previously they had been Ash'ari and followers of the Shafi'i school, it was only later on migration into Anatolia that they became Hanafi and followers of the Maturidi creed). One of the tribes, the Seljuk Turks, migrated to Turkey, where later the Ottoman Empire was established. Their preferred school of law achieved a new prominence throughout their whole empire although it continued to be followed almost exclusively by followers of the Hanafi school while followers of the Shafi and Maliki schools within the empire followed the Ash'ari and Athari schools of thought. Thus, wherever can be found Hanafi followers, there can be found the Maturidi creed. THE DIFERENCES BETWEEN ASH'ARIS AND MATURIDIS Points about which the Maturidis differ from the Ash'aris are, among others, the nature of belief and the place of human reas ...
Cup of tea and David Hume... Lets see if it can beat my earlier 3 cups with John Locke...
oh god ive been calling my boss david hume and THATS NOT EVEN HIS NAME emails and everything
while the whole thing is completely lame/no valid substitute, do check out what masters like David Hume Kennerly can do with an iPhone
"Truth springs from argument among friends." - David Hume
What is truth? Why did Pontius Pilate mean when he asked Jesus 'What is truth?'
Jealousy is a painful passion; yet without some share of it, the agreeable affection of love has difficulty to subsist in its full force and violence. - David Hume
âThe primary religion of mankind arises chiefly from an anxious fear of future events.â âDavid Hume, âThe Natural History of Religionâ
Custom is the great guide to human life. David Hume
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason. ~ David Hume.
âTruth springs from argument amongst friendsâ - David Hume
Maybe I couldn Thou art blind to the danger of marrying a woman who feels and acts out the principle of equal rights. -Angelina Grimke Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose. -J. S. Habgood What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive! -Alexander Herzen If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character. -Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt On the theory of the soul -David Hume Ah, I fancy it is just the same with most of what you call your emancipation. You have read yourself into a number of new ideas and opinions. You have got a sort of smattering of recent discoveries in various fields -- discoveries that seem to overthrow certain principles which have hitherto been .. ...
DOCTOR WHO: THE LIGHT AT THE END: NEW CAST DETIALS New details have emerged about The Light at the End, the two-hour full cast audio drama from Big Finish that will celebrate fifty years of Doctor Who. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann will be together playing the Doctor, and are accompanied by companions Louise Jameson as Leela, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Nicola Bryant as Peri, Sophie Aldred as Ace and India Fisher as Charley. Flying the flag for the forces of evil is Geoffrey Beevers as The Master, who has devised his most cunning plan yet. The guest cast for Doctor Who: The Light at the End includes Oliver Hume as an early incarnation of Straxus (a Time Lord who has appeared several times before in the audio dramas, most recently in Dark Eyes), John Dorney as Bob Dovie, and Nicholas Briggs, who plays the mysterious Vess. âAnd thatâs not all,â reveals producer David Richardson. âThereâs a whole host of small cameo appearances by much-loved Doctor Who stars. Weâ ...
I think David Hume was a better defender of the religion's role in the state
I bet David Hume had a cracking sense of humour
David Miller makes the point "Hume's problem does not even arise for guesses" this sums up Popper's response to logical issues in induction
Concert Review by John Whittle (Boarshurst Band Club). 3rd June 2013. "SILK BRASS SPIN A MAGICAL MUSICAL THREAD AT BOARSHURST BAND CLUB. The ladies and gentlemen of Silk Brass from Macclesfield in Cheshire thrilled a very appreciative audience once more at Boarshurst Band Club in Greenfield last night, led by their talented and energetic conductor David Holling. With the music of Whit Friday still echoing through the villages of Saddleworth, Silk Brass opened their concert with William Germans âcontestâ march âThe Presidentâ. The impact of the bandsâ sound was immediate and prepared the listener for what was to come. In traditional style, conductor David Holling chose the Franz von SuppĂ© overture âPoet And Peasantâ in an arrangement by J. Ord Hume. Not heard so often, this arrangement provided a less strident journey through this well-known overture, and the bands rich sounds shone through to the end. Brilliant! The first solo spot of the evening was reserved for the bands principal euphoni ...
Tomorrow is UCU Edinburgh's AGM - hope you can make it! David Hume Tower, Conference room, 4.30-5.30 pm. Agenda here:
Berkeley, Hegel, Bacon, Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, John loack, and David Hume struggle for liberalism in a Europe.
What do you call David Hume when he walks into a bar? A ***
College education In 1879, after his family moved back to Calcutta, Narendranath passed the entrance examination with the first division marks from the Presidency College. In that year, Narendranath was the only student of his college obtaining first division marks.He subsequently studied western logic, western philosophy and history of European nations in the General Assembly's Institution (now known as the Scottish Church College). In 1881 he passed the Fine Arts examination and in 1884 he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree. Narendranath studied the works of David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Baruch Spinoza, Georg W. F. Hegel, Arthur Schopenhauer, Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, John Stuart Mill, and Charles Darwin. Narendra became fascinated with the evolutionism of Herbert Spencer and had correspondence with him; he translated Spencer's book Education (1861) into Bengali. Alongside his study of Western philosophers, he was thoroughly acquainted with Indian Sanskrit scriptures and many ...
Aquinas: Everything has a cause but causes cannot go back forever, must be an uncaused cause to cause all causes, thats God! David Hume: No
William Paley: 'Just look at the Universe, it's so perfect & wonderful there must be a God who designed it!' David Hume: 'No.'
RECOLLECTIONS OF A DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH WORKER Imagine all your personal records, including records of achievement, family pictures, books, computers with phone lists, passwords, and writings were simply gone overnight. Home of four generations, automobile, food, all important papers, keys and clothing are under ten feet of water or gone. Phone is useless from water damage or lack of a battery; cell towers are out; phone numbers of relatives and friends are gone. Bank and bank records are gone. Physician and health records are gone. Church and congregation are gone. All local relatives and friends have been displaced, separated and transported to shelters in other states, or are unaccounted for. The concrete foundation of your home remains, but all your material possessions are gone. Your neighborhood is now a toxic biohazardous soup of trash, debris and sewage, devoid of life and fraught with hazard. I was on a team of health care professionals who responded to a call for volunteers to assist the Publi ...
Baked beans and David Hume. Typical London student morning.
"Corruption of the best things give rise to the worst within itself." ~ David Hume
When we look about us towards external objects, and consider the operation of causes, we are never able, in a single instance, to discover any power or necessary connexion; any quality, which binds the effect to the cause, and renders the one an infallible consequence of the other. ... experience only teaches us, how one event constantly follows another; without instructing us in the secret connexion, which binds them together, and renders them inseparable. (David Hume, 1737)
David Hume is great he just blows all of Christian philosopher's theories right out the water
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Doesn't David Hume's technique set, after all, the kind of pattern.
From the Archives: David Hume and the Art of Living
It's a debate that's left more than a few scientists shell-shocked: Just how did the turtle come to acquire its unique suit of armor?
i dunno if that is it but it is something to do with David Hume and also Richard Dawkins
is it not David Hume who said that God made the world in days which could have been upto 1 billion years or something, it makes
I swear David Hume is the ultimate hater , always parring anyone's argument
my sister Virginia (fang) passed away today from spinal cancer I don't know what to say I loved her and we will all miss her
... we adopt the principle of universality: if an action is right (or wrong) for others, it is right (or wrong) for us. Those who do not rise to the minimal moral level of applying to themselves the standards they apply to others -- more stringent ones, in fact -- plainly cannot be taken seriously when they speak of appropriateness of response; or of right and wrong, good and evil. In fact, one of the, maybe the most, elementary of moral principles is that of universality, that is, If something's right for me, it's right for you; if it's wrong for you, it's wrong for me. Any moral code that is even worth looking at has that at its core somehow. -- Noam Chomsky
Pretty cool seeing your university buildings in a TV drama... David Hume tower dominated the shot as per.
The only way this would be worse is if David Luiz scores
A Sunday question. Why, or what, would make one accept, or believe, that a human sacrifice some 2000 years ago, not only the sole sacrifice that day, would solve all problems and lead one to some sort of salvation?
One might say: 'David Hume, who weighed so many stone by his body,.
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions...! [David Hume]
If the universe is a reality. Like a triangle with three sides.Then - it, like David Hume, said, was created. Therefore, there was a creator
My former statement about Triangles is from David Hume's Fork. Which he describes what is truth and fact versus ideas.
I think the former part of my clause was/is David Hume.
In the early modern period, those who reflected on the sources of a country's wealth recognized that the annual harvest, the quantities of goods manufactured, and the products of mines and fisheries depend on facts about nature, individual labor and enterprise, and state and social regulations. Trade also seemed advantageous, at least if the terms were good enough. It took no conceptual leap to recognize that manufacturing and farming could be improved and that some taxes and tariffs might be less harmful to productive activities than others. But to formulate the idea that there is such a thing as âthe economyâ with regularities that can be investigated requires a bold further step. In order for there to be an object of inquiry, there must be regularities in production and exchange; and for the inquiry to be non-trivial, these regularities must go beyond what is obvious to the producers, consumers, and exchangers themselves. Only in the eighteenth century, most clearly illustrated by the work of Canti ...
Oh my! What a day we had! We all (about 25 of us) counted the minutes until Dave's daughter/family and son arrived to surprise him. When she walked in the door, his face fell, he ran to hug her and both of them sobbed with joy to be together again. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house! We had my entire family and his entire family all together for a memorable day along with many good friends and my newfound sister (from my biological family). They came from Australia, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and from here in Tucson. Yes, it was hot but nobody really cared. It was a truly great day, and I'd write more but the celebrations continue as some of the 'girls' are going out for breakfast, and Dave is off for his first day of a week of being with his children and grandchildren. He fell asleep last night muttering the same thing he'd been muttering all day .. . "I just can't believe it!" Life is good, no doubt about that. Precious moments.
"She frequently reminded him to beware on what pillow he reposed his head." -- David Hume
Off to Church. Want Joy?? You must rejoice. Lots of praises this week to celebrate.
Confirmation Human cognition and behavior heavily relies on the notion that evidence (data, premises) can affect the credibility of hypotheses (theories, conclusions). This general idea seems to underlie sound and effective inferential practices in all sorts of domains, from everyday reasoning up to the frontiers of science. Yet it is also clear that, even with extensive and truthful evidence available, drawing a mistaken conclusion is more than a mere possibility. For painfully concrete examples, one only has to consider missed medical diagnoses (see Winters et al. 2012) or judicial errors (see Liebman et al. 2000). The Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711â1776) is usually credited for having disclosed the theoretical roots of these considerations in a particularly transparent way (although, arguably, Hume's line of thought cuts deeper than this: see Howson 2000; also see Lange 2011 and Varzi 2008). In most cases of interest, Hume pointed out, many alternative candidate hypotheses remain logically com ...
A wee trip to Burntisland, need to get used getting sand everywhere in preparation for menorca on Friday with DAvid, Zoe Hume and Casey Malcolm
our thoughts are without content and our words without meaning unless they are connected to experience David Hume
Truth springs from argument amongst friends. --David Hume
What a whirl wind of a week. We started out for Wyoming on Friday but had to turn around due to vehicle issues. Monday we went to the Crane Hot Ponds spontaneously to meet Tim Wills and family. It was a surprise for them. Tuesday I met David Wills and family. The last of the in-laws. Wednesday we, Tina Wills Ziemer, got a different living room set. Thursday was my son Freddie Ziemer's graduation. Friday everyone left for either Oregon or Wyoming. The best part was spending the week with my grandson Layden. Vacation went too fast. With Desiree Ziemer Hume.
When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.â â David Hume
Really busy day unexpected was gonna have a quiet afternoon but ended up at woodend thanks Steven Somerville for all your hard work put in and great day wi family and friends Katie Hume,John Hume, Heather Grieve,Sarah Paterson, Stean Paterson, Sarah Mcwilliam, David Mcwilliam and others x
But where the ideas of morality and decency alter from one age to another, and where vicious manners are described, without being marked with the proper character of blame and disapprobation, this must be allowed to disfigure the poem, and to be a real deformity. I cannot, nor is it proper I should, enter into such sentiments; and however I may excuse the poet, on account of the manners of age, I can never relish the composition.â -David Hume
[RELIGION] A Dose of REALITY A few questions should help shed light on the relationship between religion and rational thought. The completely absurd theory that all 7,000,000,000 human beings are simultaneously being supervised 24 hours a day, every day of their lives by an immortal, invisible being for the purposes of reward or punishment in the âafterlifeâ comes from the field of: (a) Astronomy; (b) Medicine; (c) Economics; or (d) Christianity You are about 70% likely to believe the entire Universe began less than 10,000 years ago with only one man, one woman and a talking snake if you are a: (a) historian; (b) geologist; (c) NASA astronomer; or (d) Christian I have convinced myself that *** $ex is a choice and not genetic, but then have no explanation as to why only *** people have *** mo$exual urges. I am (a) A gifted psychologist (b) A well respected geneticist (c) A highly educated sociologist (d) A Christian with the remarkable ability to ignore inconvenient facts. I honestly believe that, when ...
The number one identifying issue associated with Baptists, and particularly Southern Baptists, is for being hostile to *** and *** so virulently so that they will exclude any organization or person who is not also. So, if you're a Baptist and you don't like this assessment, why don't you do something to change this???
Just did the wedding ring test on Jessica James suppose to tell if its a boy or girl. It swung north/ south. Theory's anyone???
David Hume featured in Cowbirds in Love cartoon!
âYour corn is ripe today; mine will be so tomorrow. 'Tis profitable for us both, that I should labour with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow. I have no kindness for you, and know you have as little for me. I will not, therefore, take any pains upon your account; and should I labour with you upon my own account, in expectation of a return, I know I should be disappointed, and that I should in vain depend upon your gratitude. Here then I leave you to labour alone; You treat me in the same manner. The seasons change; and both of us lose our harvests for want of mutual confidence and security.â David Hume
Human nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected ~ David Hume
Anyone ever read anything by David Hume? Thinking of picking up some material by him, and I'm just wondering if anyone has any opinions or insights they'd like to share
Did you know? Scotland has spawned some of the greatest thinkers of the modern age, including Adam Smith, James Watt, David Hume and John Stuart Mill. Also, Notable Scottish inventions include the method of logarithms (1614), tarmac (1820) and the pneumatic tyre (1887).
â'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. âTis not contrary to reason for me to chuse my total ruin, to prevent the least uneasiness of an Indian or person wholly unknown to me. âTis as little contrary to reason to prefer even my own acknowledg'd lesser good to my greater, and have a more ardent affection for the former than for the latter.â (22.214.171.124)---David Hume
Before another summer gets away from us lets plan a long weekend up at kern!!! Patty and squeek Bret Lisa and Jeremy
Atheism is stupid and I can't wait till it doesn't exist anymore. One day there will be no need for it. They probably had a word for people who didn't believe in dragons back in the day, and that word doesn't exist anymore, so there's hope. It is so ridiculous for any human to have to define themselves by the inane beliefs of others.
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 fact that humans find beauty in the world is a wonderful thing... that they can fall in love, show compassion, and pity... it is something to be celebrated" -- A.C Grayling via David Hume ...It is through the exercise of reason and will and the conversation between "good and evil" that we have learned how to refine ourselves... This does not require "religion"... instead, it requires an educated and thoughtful community who are critical of the world around them... We are slowly taking the steps out of darkness to find a universe filled with mystery, inspiration, and awe... What are some things that you find beautiful/awe inspiring? ...I say this because I believe there is an objective "truth" out there, one that transcends any human-made divisions such as nationality or creed. I think that religion was our first, and by definition our worst, attempt at finding it... ...We, as humans, now know the method towards refining facts from evidence and observation... it isn't though maintaining dogma or remai ...
Gonna play Total War: Rome. Gonna get drunk on vodka later with David Smith. Probably *** him off with wry jokes about my days as a general.
"Far from thinking, that men have no affection for any thing beyond themselves, I am of opinion, that thoâ it be rare to meet with one, who loves any single person better than himself; yet âtis as rare to meet with one, in whom all the kind affections, taken together, do not overbalance all the selfish. ~ David Hume (A Treatise of Human Nature, p. 538)
The musings of a philosophical Jeremy Klein - The testimony of a human being is one of the most unreliable sources of information we have available to us. Yet in many cases is held with the same superiority as other established empirical evidences. People deceive and can be deceived. In some cases even without their knowledge of any such deception. Particularly in the case of organized religion, all religions are based on the testimony of people. There is no empirical evidence to support any of the testimonies in any way, yet due to the acceptance of other humans testimony repeated and repeated again they are accepted as fact. All throughout history we have been shown that our 5 senses are incredibly unreliable as well as can be tampered with by biases based on other human testimony. We acknowledge laws of nature becuase these are probablistic occurances that happen in an extremely high frequency. Sure, there is nothing that says when you throw a rock that it wont just float away into space never to be s ...
BUSHRANGERS READY TO BRING THE PAYNE In electrifying news; the Olinda Bushrangers are proud to announce they have secured the services of free agent Chris Payne for the inaugural Pro-Pac Section 8 Superleague. A Kilsyth SEABL star and Unigames Legend; Chris brings incredible social skills and a jump shot as pure as Eccys mum which was a pivotal factor in GM Sean Carroll seeking his signature. âWe are very excited about bringing Chris into our gang and thrilled Chris chose us over many other suitorsâ said Carroll. âChris is a pure scoring machine which is essential due our Merchandising Manager having the reliability of a Thai stripperâ continued Carroll, âhe adds great depth to our already dangerous backcourtâ. Chris grew up near the hills and currently resides in Wangaratta where he handles hoses n slides down poles as a CFA firefighter. Despite the daunting journey down the Hume; Chris is excited about joining the mighty Bushrangers. âitâs an honour to now be part of such a professional ...
When I was doing my undergraduate and graduate work I sometimes heard snarky criticism of history of philosophy. âWhy do I have to know all this?â theyâd ask. True, if weâre studying ethics or theory of mind, itâs good to know what people have said about them in the past. But since appeal to authori...
Some time ago meh padna David Steffan Huggins introduced into the local lexicon the term 'MacFarlian error' to describe the mis-spelling of a person's name. Today I would like to follow his lead and introduce what I call the 'Carmonian juxtaposition', where both the affirmative and the negative state of a given verb govern the same noun. A good example in light of current events would be something like : "Laptops you would expect the police to ask for, they do not; and laptops you would expect them not to ask for, they do".
So where are these cicada's? Not that I'm complaining, but it's sort of a let down so far. (Now my house will be swarmed.)
"My choice will be a logical one, achieved at by logical means"-Spock "Life and death are seldom ever logical"-Mccoy "But, attaining a desired goal always is Dr."-Spock Season 1 Episode 16 "The Galileo Seven"
Up at 5 in the morning listening to Opeth.and reading "A Treatise of Human Nature" by David Hume. If the proverbial rabbit hole has a bottom, I've yet to reach it. So i'll just keep on digging...
Ok it's official..Me & my amazing husband Mr Donnie Hume are moving to Dubai on the 16th July. I will miss Bonny Scotland & all my amazing family & friends (especially my wee Mum Jackie Richardson) but a great adventure ahead & I'll make sure I have a spare room for visits : ) oft emotional but v exciting x
Testimonies of Dying Infidels and Wicked Men (1) Sir Francis Newport was trained in early life to understand the great truths of the Gospel, and while in early manhood it was hoped that he would become an ornament and a blessing to his family and the nation, the result was far otherwise. He fell into company that corrupted his principles and morals. He became an avowed infidel, and a life of dissipation brought on a disease that was incurable. When he felt he must die . . . he exclaimed as follows: âWhence this war in my heart? What argument is there now to assist me against matters of fact? Do I assert that there is no *** when I feel one in my bosom? Am I certain that there is no after retribution when I feel present judgment? . . . Wretch that I am, whither shall I flee from this breast?â An infidel companion tried to dispel his thoughts, to whom he replied, âThat there is a God I know, because I continually feel the effects of His wrath; that there is a *** I am equally certain, having receiv .. ...
Went to the War/Photography exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography today in Century City. Thanks to James Lee Stern for taking this image of me. The poster photograph is by our friend David Hume Kennerly, who is featured prominently in the show.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood slapped down critics of his department with such confident certainty at last week's news conference addressing David Sal Silva's fatal skirmish with officers, he may not want to hear this.
David Hume, you are a horrible writer in your book, treatise of human nature.
Ok. I just formerly asked the powers to be at Music City Texas if I could bring my band "The Beagles" to Cass County and put on a show. It would so cool to be able to come home and say thanks for all the support to those if you that have wished me well all these years. If not MCTx I will try to find a place but hey maybe it will happen one night ? Curtis
Marie Victoria De Jager THE BIG DEBATE â Flood the market? price will come down and no more incentive to poach. KNP say they have 50 years worth supply, so does anyone think this should happen. As I said to the person who told me this, NEVER will I agree to legal Trade, I have always stood by this statement and will continue to do so. But this friend sais â itâs the same as drugs, what if you could buy cocaine at the pharmacy, it would put drug lords out of business and it would bring down the price of coke etc. I just think, once we do this, we screwed even more than we are now. It has nothing to do with whatâs in stock piles at KNP, it has to do with saving our wildlife and acting human! Why do we have to legalise trade, why canât we just stop all trade and put a total ban. This is a living breathing thing, South Africaâs heritage. Already we have doomed them and lost so many sub-species due to poaching. I just want to hear what others thingâŠno blasting my mate, I think he does have a poin ...
Justify the existence of heaven and ***
LIFE AFTER DEATH- a study. The After- life is an area of human consciousness we all enter upon leaving the physical world at physical death. Throughout history weâve questioned if there is a life after death. Along the way,our religions and various philosophers offered beliefs and opinion to answer this commonly asked question. However, many of the answers contradict each other making it hard to figure out. âBelief in life after death is a source of personal security, optimism, and spiritual bettermentâ. Nothing offers more courage than the confidence that there is a better life for those whouse the present to prepare for eternity. While some believe itâs impossible to know whether there is life after death, belief in immortality is a timeless phenomenon. Through the years there have been many philosophers that do not believe in life after death. Among them is David Hume. David Hume was a British imperialist to the extreme. He only believed in what he could see. He felt that if you canât see you ...
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny. David Hume
'Scotland gave us'.that should be a colon. But - Adam Smith, David Hume, John Muir, Andrew Carnegie, R L Stevenson...etc.
1999, space oddity, bill oddy, the goody two shoes. Philosophy 101, straight jacketed prisoners to a professors lecture. David Hume, "On Miracles" Tangerine Dream "Phaedra" playing on my SD chip, seagull player. While I walk down their strand of nightmares, screaming in the dark, in the ten K zone in Redcliffe Parade Queensland at the crossing by Bee Gees Way. How do you know, how do you trust that this is true, this is a fact for you, for me, for our little experience with lightning bolts, Thor? Thorium rods left over from the Cold War, some poor *** found one, thought that hot rod would make an excellent water heater. Lynas Corporation, rare earth minerals are not so rare at all. Just exceedingly difficult to extract, because concentration of them is so low! Dump the waste thorium in Malaysia, not likely, their on to you. Concentration, concentration camps, concentration what a blow, your nose kind of thing that is, was and will's, for those of you so blue, who are in the know. How to make enemies ...
The most important philosopher ever to write in English, David Hume (1711-1776) â the last of the great triumvirate of âBritish empiricistsâ â was also well-known inhis own time as an historian and essayist. A master stylist in any genre, Hume's major philosophical works â 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) â remain widely and deeply influential. Although many of Hume's contemporaries denounced his writings asworks 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 âdogmatic slumbersâ and âcaused the scales tofallâ from Jeremy Bentham's eyes. Charles Darwin counted Hume as a central influence, as did âDarwin's bulldog,â Thomas Henry Huxley. The diverse directions in which these ...
"Poem" by Frank O'Hara. Itâs the birthday of David Hume, Ludwig Wittgenstein, John James Audobon and Bernard Malamud.
are you aware that is also David Hume co-blogger of John Derbyshire at Secular Right? & that khan links Steve Sailer?
David Hume "I was born the 26th of April 1711, old style, at Rothbard
just thot you might like to know == David Hume at Secular Right.his coblogger there is John Derbyshire aka Bradlaugh
cuz aka David Hume writes anti Islam stuff under a pseudonym on his other blog where John Derbyshire is his coblogger.
What I call Liberal Britain started with the enlightenment, so Adam Smith, David Hume etc. in the 18th century.
Lord David Steel calls for "a new Union" in his David Hume presidential lecture, including a reformed Lords to become a UK Senate
John Locke, why don't you just fight David Hume to the death about human understanding so I can get this stupid paper done?
I'm just a tad conflicted. If you had to compare two philosophers, which two would you choose; Rene Descartes, John Locke or David Hume? đłđ
Indeed- where did Adam Smith and David Hume come from- Mars?
John Foster speaking on David Hume in G005 on Wednesday lunch time.
'Tis but thy induction that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not an inductivist. What's Induction? it is nor hand, nor foot, nor arm, nor face, nor any other part belonging to a man. O, be some other philosophe! What's in a name? that which we call induction by any other name would smell as sweet. -Recently discovered love letter from Karl Popper to David Hume
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant Who was very rarely stable. Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar Who could think you under the table. David Hume could out-consume Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel, And Wittgenstein was a beery swine Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel
David Hume on scripture: "It is acknowledged that the authority of scripture and tradition is founded on the testimony of apostles, eyewitnesses to the miracles of our Saviour through which he proved his divine mission. For us, this authority diminishes in the passing, and no one can give his own experience as authority. The evidence for the Christian religion is less than the truth of our senses. It is therefore contrary to the rules of reasoning to give our assent to it. This argument is decisive and silences arrogant bigotry and superstitions and frees us from their impertinent approaches. "
In need of a good secondary work on David Hume. I'm considering Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium: Hume's Pathology of Philosophy by David Livingston, The Philosophy of David Hume by Norman Kemp Smith and The Pursuits of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Life and Thought of David Hume by Annette Baier. Thoughts on these books?
"Why the gloom? Partly it's the result of market forces in the punditry business, which favor the Cassandras over the Pollyannas. Partly it arises from the human temperament: as David Hume observed, 'The humour of blaming the present, and admiring the past is strongly rooted in human nature, and has an influence even on persons endowed with the profoundest judgment and most extensive learning.' But mainly, I think, it comes from the innumeracy of our journalistic and intellectual culture. The journalist Michael Kinsley recently wrote, 'It's a crushing disappointment that Boomers entered adulthood with Americans killing and dying halfway around the world, and now, as Boomers reach retirement and beyond, our country is doing the same damned thing.' This assumes that 5,000 Americans dying is the same damned thing as 58,000 Americans dying, and that a hundred thousand Iraqis being killed is the same damned thing as several million Vietnamese being killed. If we don't keep an eye on the numbers, the programmin ...
David Hume on JUSTICE: SECTION III: on Justice 145. Public utility is the sole origin of justice. What if nature had provided abundantly for all the needs and desires of humanity and no labour was required for anyone? In this situation justice would not even have been thought of for there would have been no need to divide and allocate property because one's supply would already have exceeded his needs. In such a situation ownership is superfluous, to call this mine and that yours is irrelevant, and justice is useless. One cannot commit injustice by taking too much air at the expense of others, for it is never at the expense of others. A fertile country with few inhabitants is in the same situation. The open seas make redundant the issue of justice in allocating space there. 146-47. Or consider a country with limited resources but with magnanimous minds making acts of friendship and generosity the norm. No one is more concerned for his needs than for those of others. Here, the use of justice would be suspe ...
David Hume - Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the philosopher David Hume. A key figure in the âŠ
Dispensation The word dispensation is the translation of the Greek oikonomia, a word that has become well known in the anglicized form ECONOMY. Crabb discriminates between economy and management thus: âEconomy has a more comprehensive meaning than management: for it includes the system and science of legislation as well as that of domestic arrangements, as the economy of agriculture ... political, civil, or religious economyâ. It is a secondary and derived meaning of the word, that uses it as a synonym of frugality, for a truly economical use of money, sometimes may mean very lavish spending. We can speak of the âeconomy of natureâ, and by so doing refer to the operations of nature in generation, nutrition, preservation and distribution of plants and animals. Macaulay writing of David Hume said: âDavid Hume, undoubtedly one of the most profound political economists of his timeâ. The Greek oikonomia is made up of the word oikos âhouseâ and nemo âto administerâ, âto deal outâ, âto ...
On ''Table Names Tonight:'' 1 Socrates 2 Plato 3 Aristotle 4 Isaac Newton 5 Adam Smith 6 David Hume 7 Winston Churchill 8 Avicenna 9 Averroes 10 Sophocles 11 Euripides 12 Aneurin Bevan I have been asked why Winston Churchill belongs to this list of the philosophers; he was a politician and a historian. He was not a politician or a historian, he modified the course of 'contemporary history' with blood, tears and sweat of his nation and allies. I think Sir Winston Churchill is the 'Universal Philosopher of Freedom and Independence.' You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill
David Hume~ Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
âThe feelings of our heart, the agitation of our passions, the vehemence of our affections, dissipate all the conclusions of reason." (David Hume)
My comments on real or supposed differences between American and British English and the consequent frictions between editors and writers from these two countries provoked such an unexpected response that a few further words seem in order, above all on the vexed question of making texts conform to a...
âA little philosophy makes a man an Atheist: a great deal converts him to religionâ â David Hume ,
I'd also like to meet Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo and Alexander the Great & David Hume & Shakespeare &Catalina the nun conquistador
Haley Henderson I miss our pick up lines battles, so Do you know why Solomon had all those wives? He never met you.
The Skeptical Libertarians are on the rise.
"The fundamental atheism of Spinoza," said David Hume, "is the doctrine of the simplicity of the universe and the unity of that substance in which he supposes both thought and matter to inhere."
"One can, I imagine, consider the nature of reality with genuine probity and conclude that the material order is all there is. One can also, however, and with perhaps better logic, conclude that materialism is a grossly incoherent superstition; that the strict materialist is something of a benighted and pitiable savage, blinded by an irrational commitment to a logically impossible position; and that every 'primitive' who looks at the world about him and wonders what god made it is a profounder thinker than the convinced atheist who would dismiss such a question as infantile." Wow, David Bentley Hart, tell us what you REALLY think !
David Hume!: Jim Monan has added a photo to the pool: David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, h...
In the days when I was considering a return to school after a decade of mediocrity and mistakes, I floundered in trying to find the self confidence to take that step and just do it.Â There I was, a struggling single mom well into her twenties working customer service jobs I hated and living with [.
David Hume was right about its source. Read "The Right to Life."
Ethics, Epistomology, and Logic (Branches of the three) and philosophers like David Hume and Berkley and their theories.
Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them. David Hume
How can I pay attention in class with a view like this? (David Hume Tower, University of Edinburgh):
What are the odds of you being alive on Earth today?
The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster. David Hume
"Let us become thoroughly sensible of the weakness, blindness, and narrow limits of human reason: Let us duly consider its uncertainty and endless contrarieties, even in subjects of common life and practice: Let the errors and deceits of our very senses be set before us; the insuperable difficulties which attend first principles in all systems; the contradictions which adhere to the very ideas of matter, cause and effect, extension, space, time, motion; and in a word, quantity of all kinds, the object of the only science that can fairly pretend to any certainty or evidence. When these topics are displayed in their full light, as they are by some philosophers and almost all divines; who can retain such confidence in this frail faculty of reason as to pay any regard to its determinations in points so sublime, so abstruse, so remote from common life and experience? When the coherence of the parts of a stone, or even that composition of parts which renders it extended; when these familiar objects, I say, are ...
It appears that all of us are drinking poison of philosophical empiricism and skepticism. Earlier I concluded that desire rather than reason governed human behaviour, saying: "Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions."-David Hume. Although the problem arguably dates back to those days when I found myself in a dream that is far away from my consciousness. My desire is a probability-based extension of induction, yet this is misleading, as inductive logic accustomed to probabilistic arguments, since this still requires the assumption that the past predicts the future. Memories themselves do not establish the validity of inductive reasoning, except inductively the purported justification, being inductive, as a circular. This is because for any cause, multiple effects are conceivable, and the actual effect cannot be determined by reasoning about the cause. Reason, in fact, makes the capacity of the mind limited therefore it cannot perceive an object with an infinite number of parts, so it cann ...
Morning all does anyone know is the road between Omeo and Mitta Mitta open??? and the same with the benama road open as well, not saying much about fires on the bloody news.
A beleza das coisas existe no espirito de quem as comtempla (David Hume)
"Beauty always lies on the eye of beholder." By:- David Hume
All knowledge degenerates into probability. (David Hume)
Sadly, no one as of yet has bit on my new reality show pitch, Criss-Cross. In it, rappers Kris Kross live in a house with Christopher Cross and all they do is sit around watching the 1992 Goldie Hawn movie "CrissCross". I'm baffled as to the lack of interest.
... the voice of nature and experience seems plainly to oppose the selfish theory. It is evident, that one considerable source of beauty in all animals is the advantage which they reap from the particular manner of life, to which they are by nature destined. (David Hume, 1737)
Philosophy on metaphysical rebellion and Albert Camus make me want to put my head in a microwave -_-
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