David Hume Quote

When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: For it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.


Section 12 : Of the Academical or Sceptical Philosophy Pt. 3 - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748)

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When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school...

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When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school...

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When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school...

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When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school...