David Hume Quote

How could politics be a science, if laws and forms of government had not a uniform influence upon society? Where would be the foundation of morals, if particular characters had no certain or determinate power to produce particular sentiments, and if these sentiments had no constant operation on actions?


Philosophical essays concerning human understanding, by the author of the Essays moral and political. By D. Hume (ed. 1751)

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How could politics be a science, if laws and forms of government had not a uniform influence upon society? Where would be the foundation of morals,...

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How could politics be a science, if laws and forms of government had not a uniform influence upon society? Where would be the foundation of morals,...

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How could politics be a science, if laws and forms of government had not a uniform influence upon society? Where would be the foundation of morals,...

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How could politics be a science, if laws and forms of government had not a uniform influence upon society? Where would be the foundation of morals,...