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" The intense view of these manifold contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that I am ready to reject all belief and reasoning, and can look upon no opinion even as more probable or likely than another. "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 79
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Crowded with Genius: Edinburgh, 1745-1789

James Buchan - History - 2009 - 468 pages
...intense view of these manifold contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that I am ready to reject all...I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I return?112 Abandoned by reason, assaulted by chaotic impressions and hypochondria, the philosopher...
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The Many Faces of Philosophy: Reflections from Plato to Arendt

Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - Philosophy - 2003 - 544 pages
...intense view of these manifold contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that I am ready to reject all...I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I return? Whose favour shall I court, and whose anger must I dread? What beings surround me? and on...
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Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal

Robert Fogelin - Philosophy - 2003 - 226 pages
...contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that 1 am ready to reject all belief and reasoning, and can...I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I return? Whose favour shall I court, and whose anger must I dread: What beings surround me? and on...
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A Treatise of Human Nature

David Hume - Philosophy - 2003 - 484 pages
...intense view of these manifold contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that I am ready to reject all...as more probable or likely than another. Where am 1, or what? From what causes do I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I retum? \\1iose...
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The Uses of Argument

Stephen E. Toulmin - Philosophy - 2003 - 268 pages
...intense view of these manifold contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that I am ready to reject all...belief and reasoning, and can look upon no opinion as more probable or likely than another. Where am I, or what? From what causes do I derive my existence,...
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Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

James Porter Moreland, William Lane Craig - Religion - 2003 - 673 pages
...those in the Talbot Department of Philosophy and Ethics. PART I INTRODUCTION 1 WHAT Is PHILOSOPHY? Where am I or What? From what causes do I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I return? Whose favor shall I court, and whose anger must I dread? What beings surround me? And on...
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Pyrrhonian Skepticism

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong - Philosophy - 2004 - 248 pages
...intense view of these manifold contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that I am ready to reject all...belief and reasoning, and can look upon no opinion as more probable or likely than another" (THN 1.4.7.8). The final phrase of this passage, which concerns...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter - Body and soul in literature - 2004 - 600 pages
...Moral Subjects'. Such a 'science of man' was necessarily critical and subversive in tendency: it asked 'Where am I, or what? From what causes do I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I return?' Through such questioning, Hume explored and exploded the grounds of traditional ideas of...
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The Vagabond

George Walker - Fiction - 2004 - 396 pages
...himself into such a state of "philosophical melancholy and delirium" that he doubts his very existence: "Where am I, or what? From what causes do I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I return? Whose favour shall I court, and whose anger must I dread? What beings surround me? and on...
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Isolated Cases: The Anxieties of Autonomy in Enlightenment Philosophy and ...

Nancy Yousef - History - 2004 - 286 pages
...intense view of these manifold contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that I am ready to reject all belief and reasoning," says Hume of the "present feeling and experience" of his thought (316). In this state, metaphysical...
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