David Hume Quote

If the material world rests upon a similar ideal world, this ideal world must rest upon some other; and so on, without end. It were better, therefore, never to look beyond the present material world. By supposing it to contain the principle of its order within itself, we really assert it to be God; and the sooner we arrive at that Divine Being, so much the better. When you go one step beyond the mundane system, you only excite an inquisitive humour which it is impossible ever to satisfy.


Philo to Cleanthes, Part IV - Dialogues concerning Natural Religion (1779)

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If the material world rests upon a similar ideal world, this ideal world must rest upon some other; and so on, without end. It were better,...

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If the material world rests upon a similar ideal world, this ideal world must rest upon some other; and so on, without end. It were better,...

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If the material world rests upon a similar ideal world, this ideal world must rest upon some other; and so on, without end. It were better,...

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If the material world rests upon a similar ideal world, this ideal world must rest upon some other; and so on, without end. It were better,...