Tuesday, November 3, 2015


"Concerning the elements in our make-up that make us reach a conclusion on any subject, and correct that conclusion in the light of thoughts about our intellectual limits and about the situation of our mind when we reached the conclusion, I have proved that they—these very same elements—when carried further and applied to every new judgment on ourselves, must by continually lessening our original conīŦdence eventually reduce it to nothing, utterly subverting all belief and opinion." ---David Hume, Treatise of Human Nature, Bk. I.iv.1 (p. 91).

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