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David Hume
  • Name: David Hume
  • Died: 08/25/1776
  • Born: NS smaller, [26 April Old Style, OS] 1711

David Hume (/hjuːm/; born David Home; 7 May 1711 NS (26 April 1711 OS) – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature. Hume argued against the existence of innate ideas, positing that all human knowledge derives solely from experience. This places him with Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and George Berkeley, as a British Empiricist.

Birth Name: David Home

School: University of Edinburgh

Alias: David Home

Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland

Death Place: Edinburgh, Scotland

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