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David Hume   /dˈeɪvɪd hjum/   Listen
David Hume

Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776).  Synonym: Hume.

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"David Hume" Quotes from Famous Books

... all he could to put out the fire—he has been lost long, long ago. His cry for water has, become so common that his voice is now recognized through all the realms of hell, and they say to one another, "That is Diderot." David Hume, the philosopher, he is there with ...
— Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest • Robert Green Ingersoll

... freemason, and it was through a masonic friend, Mr. James Dalrymple of Orangefield, near Ayr, that he was introduced to Edinburgh society. A decade or two earlier, that society, under the leadership of men like Adam Smith and David Hume had reached a high degree of intellectual distinction. A decade or two later, under Sir Walter Scott and the Reviewers it was again to be in some measure, if for the last time, a rival to London as a literary center. But when Burns visited ...
— Robert Burns - How To Know Him • William Allan Neilson

... ENGLAND. History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of James II., 1688. By David Hume. A new Edition, with the Author's last Corrections and Improvements. To which is Prefixed a short Account of his Life, written by Himself. With a Portrait of the Author. 6 ...
— Christianity and Greek Philosophy • Benjamin Franklin Cocker

... was ordered to be engrossed in the minutes of the French Academy. In 1755, on the recommendation of Pope Benedict XIV., he was admitted a member of the Institute of Bologna. A legacy of L. 200 from David Hume showed the esteem in which he was held by ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

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