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David Hume

“Hume is our Politics, Hume is our Trade, Hume is our Philosophy, Hume is our Religion.”

philosopher James Hutchison Stirling

Biographical Information * He was born in 1711 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and died in 1776 * Was born in upper middle class family, his father died when David still a child, his mother, Katherine Falconer, who was from a family of lawyers, David never married * Main interests: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Mind, Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics, Religion * Hume as the third and most radical of the British Empiricists, after the English John Locke and the Arish George Berkeley. * 1723 (age of 12) After an early education at home enters Edinburg University where he begins the study of law, three years later turns from the study of law to pursue an intense independent study of his own devising. * In 1752 was employment as librarian of the Advocate’s Library in Edinburgh * n 1763, Hume accepted as a private secretary for Lord Hertford, the Ambassador to France, * He thought this science should be based on “experience and observation”. (Spiegel 206) * Between (1744-1745), Hume was a candidate for the Chair of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, but was rejected mostly due to the protest concerning his anti-religious writings * He wrote profoundly influential works on epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of religion, and was also published on politics, economics and history. * Hume also spent considerable time in his final years revising his works for new editions of his Essays and Treatises,

Works * A Treatise of Human Nature in (1739) * Being an Attempt to introduce the experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects. During his of private study he published before when he was thirty.

* "Of the Understanding" His treatment of everything from the origin…...

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