Thus even in the very example my critics produce, it is the intellect alone which corrects the error of the senses; and it is not possible to produce any case which error results from our trusting the operation of the mind more than the senses.
The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.
Topics: Wisdom, Learning, Reading
- Baruch Spinoza Dutch Philosopher
- Blaise Pascal French Philosopher, Scientist
- Francis Bacon English Philosopher
- John Locke English Philosopher
- David Hume Scottish Philosopher, Historian
- Immanuel Kant Prussian German Philosopher
- Montesquieu French Political Philosopher
- Aristotle Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Isaac Newton English Physicist
- Thomas Hobbes English Political Philosopher