more from David Hume

Single Idea 6960

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / c. Teleological Proof critique]

Full Idea

Since the effects resemble, we must infer by analogy that the causes also resemble; and that the Author of Nature is somewhat similar to the mind of man, though possessed of much larger faculties, proportioned to the grandeur of his work.

Gist of Idea

Analogy suggests that God has a very great human mind


David Hume (Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion [1751], Part 2)

Book Reference

Hume,David: 'Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion' [Penguin], p.54