Saturday Morning Pam-toons. “‘Tis not contrary to reason …” David Hume. (scroll down, see comments)

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.

David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature. Book II, Part III, Section III, Of the influencing motives of the will.

‘Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.

David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature. Book II, Part III, Section III, Of the influencing motives of the will.


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  1. Thus Hume dismisses the Stoics with their “hegemonic” faculty. For him reason is nothing but the ability to calculate. The challenge is to say what else it is.

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  2. Thank you for fleshing out my quotes and ‘toon, Martin. You’ve made sense of them for readers unfamiliar with Hume. — P

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