The Trib ran a story today about John Adams' book collection, now on display at the Boston Public library. This quote from Adams jumped out at me:
"If ever there existed a Wise Fool, a learned Idiot, a profound Dupe then... it was David Hume."
I'm curious as to what evoked this mixture of praise and scorn.
I suspect it is Hume's skeptical streak,
That appeared to Adams as mentally weak.