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Click on the phrases to see them in context. The original texts by Immanuel Kant and David Hume are available from the Gutenberg Projet.


But it has not yet had the good fortune to attain to the sure scientific method.

 The selfishness of men is animated by the few possessions we have, in proportion to our wants; and it is to restrain this selfishness, that men have been obliged to separate themselves from the community, and to distinguish betwixt their own goods and those of others. Thus a decided dissimilarity between philosophical and mathematical cognition comes out--a dissimilarity which was always felt, but which could not be made distinct for want of an insight into the criteria of the difference. According to the hypothesis above explained all kinds of reasoning from causes or effects are founded on two particulars, viz., the constant conjunction of any two objects in all past experience, and the resemblance of a present object to any one of them.