A Portrait of the Philosopher David Hume (1711–1776)

Don’t take the world for granted.

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David Hume cautions us against conclusions based on what we take for granted. Since the sun has always risen, we assume that it will rise forever. According to the Scottish philosopher, we cannot be sure, because it is impossible today to experience that tomorrow, the sun will rise. We don’t have any evidence of what will happen in the…