David Hume

David Hume

Born: May 7, 1711

Died: August 25, 1776

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and scepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist.

Source/Notes: Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects (1758 edition), p. 344, "Section X: Of Miracles, Part I"
Source/Notes: The philosophical works of David Hume: Including all the essays, and exhibiting the more important alterations and corrections in the successive editions pub. by the author (1854 edition)

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Source/Notes: Hume: Political Essays (1994 edition), Cambridge University Press - ISBN: 9780521466394
Source/Notes: Essays and treatises on several subjects in two volumes: Essays, moral, political, and literacy (1809 edition)
Source/Notes: The philosophical works of David Hume: Including all the essays, and exhibiting the more important alterations and corrections in the successive editions pub. by the author (1854 edition)

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