Hume

picture of David Hume

Going through some early early 90s stuff. I found this quote I saved from my grad school days. Dam. Was I radical or what?

“When we run over our 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.”

– David Hume
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

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