07 November 2011

Monday Morning Hume

Thanks, Bradford DeLong:

"Abstruse thought and profound researches I prohibit, and will severely punish, by the pensive melancholy which they introduce, by the endless uncertainty in which they involve you, and by the cold reception which your pretended discoveries shall meet with, when communicated. Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man…"

David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature

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