David Hume

1711 - 1776

A Quote by David Hume on commitment, divinity, existence, facts, illusions, and schools

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.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

Source: Treatise Concerning Human Understanding.

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A Quote by David Hume on experience, observation, and reason

Even after the observation of the frequent conjunction of objects, we have no reason to draw any inference concerning any object beyond those of which we have had experience.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

Source: A Treatise of Human Nature, Book I, part 3, Section 12

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