Refuting David Hume, Empiricism – Gordon Clark Quotes

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This is a list of Gordon Clark quotes about David Hume and Empiricism. For each quote, there is a link where you can purchase the book where the quote came from.

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Gordon Clark Refutes David Hume, Empiricism (Wheaton Lectures)

From Clark and His Critics, published by the Trinity Foundation (page numbers are from the Apple Books e-book).

On the same nominalistic basis Hume, Berkeley’s successor, showed conclusively that no universal judgments could be had. The propositions — all men are mortal, and all pendulums swing so that their period is proportional to the square root of their length — are impossible, because no one has experienced all the past nor any of the future. Clearly, without common nouns and universal judgments knowledge had little left.

Gordon H. Clark. “Clark and His Critics.” Apple Books. 64.

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