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Single Idea 2205

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / D. Empiricism / 4. Pro-Empiricism]

Full Idea

An unexperienced reasoner could be no reasoner at all, were he absolutely unexperienced.

Gist of Idea

You couldn't reason at all if you lacked experience


David Hume (Enquiry Conc Human Understanding [1748], V.I.36 n.1)

Book Reference

Hume,David: 'Enquiries Conc. Human Understanding, Morals', ed/tr. Selby-Bigge/Nidditch [OUP 1975], p.45