David Hume

David Hume on Causes, Material and Immaterial

If reason (I mean abstract reason, derived from inquiries a priori) be not alike mute with regard to all questions concerning cause and effect, this ... » Go

David Hume on the Cosmological Argument

In such a chain, too, or succession of objects, each part is caused by that which preceded it, and causes that which succeeds it. Where ... » Go

David Hume on Human Conceptions of God

The universal propensity to believe in invisible, intelligent power, if not an original instinct, being at least a general attendant of human nature, may be ... » Go

David Hume on Religious Peculiarity

That original intelligence, say the Magians, who is the first principle of all things, discovers himself immediately to the mind and understanding alone; but has ... » Go

Of Liberty and Necessity

It might reasonably be expected in questions which have been canvassed and disputed with great eagerness, since the first origin of science and philosophy, that ... » Go

David Hume on the Greater Miracle

When anyone tells me, that he saw a dead man restored to life, I immediately consider with myself, whether it be more probable, that this ... » Go

David Hume on Art and Taste

It is a great mortification to the vanity of man, that his utmost art and industry can never equal the meanest of nature’s productions, either ... » Go

David Hume on Esoteric Philosophy

Nature has pointed out a mixed kind of life as most suitable to the human race, and secretly admonished them to allow none of these ... » Go

David Hume on Freedom of the Press

It is a very comfortable reflection to the lovers of liberty, that this peculiar privilege of Britain is of a kind that cannot easily be ... » Go