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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 metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number... "
An inquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ... - Page 167
by David Hume - 1817
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects: Containing an enquiry concerning ...

David Hume - Essays - 1760 - 352 pages
...and enquiry. M 5 WHEK . WKEI* we run over libraries, perfuaded of thefe pruiciplcr,, what havoc muft we make ? If we take in our hand- any volume ;• of divinity or fchool metaphyfics, for inftance ; let us afk, Dees it. contain any abJlra8 reafonings {interning quantity...
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Essays and treatises on several subjects, Volume 2

David Hume - 1809
...standard, we regard a new fact, to wit, the general taste of mankind, or some such fact, which maybe the object of reasoning and inquiry. When we run over...abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number ? No. Dees it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence ? No. Commit it...
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Essays and treatises on several subjects, Volume 2

David Hume - 1817
...The sciences, which treat of general facts, are politics, natural philosophy, physic, chemistry, ike. where the qualities, causes, and effects of a whole...number ? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concei'ning matter of fact and existence ? No. Commit it then to the flames; for it can contain nothing...
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Versuch einer wissenschaftlichen Darstellung der ..., Volume 2, Part 1

Johann Eduard Erdmann - Philosophy, Modern - 1840
...attributes or qualities we can by analogy infer any attribute or quality in him. Sect. XI. p. 145. 152. 154. When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles,...concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact or existence? No. Commit it then to the flames, for...
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Versuch einer wissenschaftlichen Darstellung der ..., Volume 2, Part 1

Johann Eduard Erdmann - Philosophy, Modern - 1840
...attributes or qualities we can by analogy infer any attribute or quality in him. Sect. XI. p. 145. 152. 154. When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If ive take in our hand any volume, of divinity or school metaphysics for instance , let us ask , does...
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Philosophical Works, Volume 4

David Hume - Philosophy - 1854
...natural, is felt more properly than perceived. Or if we reason concerning it, and endeavor to fix the standard, we regard a new fact, to wit, the general...principles, what havoc must we make ? If we take in our • That impious maxim of the ancient philosophy, Ex nihilo, nihil ft, by which the creation of matter...
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Francis Bacon of Verulam, tr. by J. Oxenford

Ernst Kuno B. Fischer - 1857
...of which custom is the only guide. "When," says Hume, at the conclusion of his Enquiry, " we use our libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc...metaphysics, for instance, let us ask, Does it contain any abstraet reasoning concerning quantity or number ? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning...
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Immortality, 4 sermons. Hulsean lects., 1868

John James Stewart Perowne (bp. of Worcester.) - 1869
...instance, he quotes with approval the following passage from one of Hume's Essays : — "If we take in hand any volume of Divinity, or School Metaphysics,...any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number 1 No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence ? No. Commit...
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On the Physical Basis of Life

Thomas Henry Huxley - Protoplasm - 1869 - 24 pages
...attention of men who have work to do in the world. And thus ends one of his essays : " If we take in hand any volume of Divinity, or school metaphysics, for instance, let us ask, Docs it contain any abstract reasoninff~-cancerniíí¡[_mantíí¡¿ or nuinberJ Жо1 Uoëe it con'...
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On the Physical Basis of Life

Thomas Henry Huxley - Life - 1870 - 35 pages
...attention of men who have work to do in the world. And thus ends one of his essays : " If we take in hand any volume of Divinity, or school metaphysics,...any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number 7 No. Docs it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence ? No. Commit...
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