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" There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object, those qualities, with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. "
Myth, Ritual and Religion - Page 157
by Andrew Lang - 1899 - 719 pages
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Essays and treatises on several subjects, Volume 2

David Hume - 1804 - 527 pages
...whichi leads into a system, that gives them some satisfaction. There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human...
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Essays and treatises on several subjects

David Hume - 1809
...which leads into a.system, that gives them some satisfaction. There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human...
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Essays and treatises on several subjects ...

David Hume - 1825
...that gives them some satisfaction. There is an universal tendency among mankind to con- -• •ceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We -find human...
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...

David Hume - Philosophy - 1826
...nature, which leads into a system that gives them some satisfaction. There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human...
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Philosophical Works, Volume 4

David Hume - Philosophy - 1854
...nature, which leads into a system that gives them some satisfaction. There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human...
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Half-hours with the freethinkers, ed. by J. Watts, 'Iconoclast', and A. Collins

John Watts - 1857
...the events are produced, about which they are so much concerned There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human...
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Voltaire

John Morley (visct.) - 1872
...monotheism, but also traces the origin of all religion to its rudiment, in that ' universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious.' 2 The greater...
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Seven Lectures on the Doctrine of Positivism: Delivered at the Positivist ...

Joseph Kaines - Positivism - 1880 - 122 pages
...much-labouring ancestors. • Hume writes thus of Fetichism : " There is a universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human...
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The Gods and Religions of Ancient and Modern Times, Volume 2

De Robigne Mortimer Bennett - Mythology - 1880
...religion, Hume, in his " Natural History of Religion," says : " There is a universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted and of which they are intimately conscious. . . . The unknown...
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volume 3

Biography - 1883
...minds, projected out of themselves by their imaginations : — " There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with wfiich they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. . . . The unknown...
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