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" 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?... "
The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce - Página 264
por Deirdre Nansen McCloskey - 2010 - 634 páginas
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The Great Dinosaur Controversy: A Guide to the Debates

Keith M. Parsons - 2004 - 294 páginas
...attention of men who have work to do in the world. And he thus ends one of his essays — "If we take in hand any volume of Divinity, or school metaphysics,...contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter ofjact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames; for it can contain nothing but sophistry and...
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The Little Book of Bathroom Philosophy: Daily Wisdom from the Worlds ...

...and expectation but not to the knowledge, and still less to the understanding, of lawful relations. If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or...contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or nnntber?" No. "Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence?"...
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The Science of God

McGrath - 2004 - 271 páginas
...in our hand any volume; of divinity or school meraphysics, for insrance; let us ask. Docs it conrain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number?...matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the Hames: for it can conrain nothing but sophistry and illusion. Hume thus proposes two criteria for meaningfulness:...
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Faith and Learning on the Edge: A Bold New Look at Religion in Higher Education

David Claerbaut - 2004 - 319 páginas
...empiricist's mind-set rather well. "If we take in our hand any volume: of, say, divinity or school of metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity of number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence?...
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Culture and Religion: A Conceptual Study

Basil Pohlong - 2004 - 160 páginas
...outside these categories, and hence, impossible. In Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Hume says: If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school of metaphysics, for instance, let us ask, does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity...
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Erotikon: Essays on Eros, Ancient and Modern

Shadi Bartsch, Thomas Bartscherer - 2006 - 352 páginas
...with Hume as well. He famously closes the Inquiry concerning Human Understanding with this injunction: "If we take in our hand any volume— of divinity...flames, for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion" (173). Enough with the flames already! Note that he, too, invokes the image as part of a...
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God and History

Laurence W. Wood - 2005 - 344 páginas
...contains beliefs not based on immediate sensory experience can be set aside as false. Hume argued: "If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or...flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion."118 If taken seriously, Hume's critique would eliminate his own philosophy considering that...
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On Garbage

John Scanlan - 2005 - 207 páginas
...got rid of, which by this time (1748) must have been somewhat old hat within intellectual circles: If we take in our hand any volume of divinity or school...flames, for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.18 It might be supposed that incineration just takes the disposal of waste - begun with the...
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Library And Information Science And The Philosophy Of Science

Birger Hjørland - 2005 - 164 páginas
...empiricism wrote: 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...flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion (Hume, 1758, Section XII, part 3). Empiricism, rationalism and positivism 141 ct i According...
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Evidence and Faith: Philosophy and Religion Since the Seventeenth Century

Charles Taliaferro, Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosoph Paul Guyer - 2005 - 457 páginas
...fact and existence 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...experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existences' No. Commit it then to the flames; for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.21...
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