Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on August 24, 2020

in Philosophy of Freedom

… is from page 216 of Virginia Postrel’s superb and still-relevant 1998 book, The Future and Its Enemies:

David Hume was right: Reason has always been the slave of the passions. That makes the cultivation of life-enhancing moral sentiments, like the cultivation of better crops, both an exercise of artifice and an essential goal of civilization.


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