Über das verhältnis der Geschichtsschreibung D. Hume's zu seiner praktischen Philosophie ...

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Druck von A. Edelmann, 1903 - 58 стор.
 

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Сторінка 11 - I thought that I was the only historian that had at once neglected present power, Interest, and authority, and the cry of popular prejudices; and as the subject was suited to every capacity, I expected proportional applause.
Сторінка 14 - But allow me to tell you, that I never asserted so absurd a Proposition as that any thing might arise without a Cause: I only maintained, that our Certainty of the Falsehood of that Proposition proceeded neither from Intuition nor Demonstration; but from another Source.
Сторінка 40 - ... that a regard to liberty, though a laudable passion, ought commonly to be subordinate to a reverence for established government, the prevailing faction has celebrated only the partisans of the former, who pursued as their object the perfection of civil society, and has extolled them at the expense of their antagonists, who maintained those maxims that are essential to its very existence.
Сторінка 9 - Britain, from the Union of the Crowns to the present time. I have already finished the reign of King James. My friends flatter me (by this I mean that they don't flatter me), that I have succeeded. You know that there is no post of honour in the English Parnassus more vacant than that of History.
Сторінка 21 - The view of human manners, in all their variety of appearances, is both profitable and agreeable ; and if the aspect in some periods seem horrid and deformed, we may thence learn to cherish with the greater anxiety that science and civility which has so close a connection with virtue and humanity...
Сторінка 14 - Would you infer that I deny their truth, or even their certainty? There are many different kinds of certainty; and some of them as satisfactory to the mind, though perhaps not so regular, as the demonstrative kind.
Сторінка 44 - If the whole of Natural Theology, as some people seem to maintain, resolves itself into one simple, though somewhat ambiguous, at least undefined proposition, That the cause or causes of order in the universe probably bear some remote analogy to human intelligence...
Сторінка 16 - Though there be no such thing as chance in the world, our ignorance of the real cause of any event has the same influence on the understanding and begets a like species of belief or opinion.
Сторінка 40 - Compositions the most despicable, both for style and matter," — in a note he instances the writings of Locke, Sydney, Hoadley, and Rapin, — " have been extolled and propagated and read as if they had equalled the most celebrated remains of antiquity.

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