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David Hume

(1711—1776) philosopher and historian

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Hume's publications include A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40), History of England (1754–63), and various philosophical ...

Hume, David

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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The second son of a minor Scottish landowner, Hume was educated at Edinburgh University, and after unsuccessful

Hume, David

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

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Scottish philosopher and historian; arguably no single writer so greatly influenced the course of British thought

Hume, David

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Scottish philosopher, essayist, and historian. Perhaps the greatest of British philosophers since Locke,

Hume, David

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The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

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2010
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Social sciences, Economics
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Hume was born David Home on 7 May 1711 in Edinburgh, and died there on 25 August 1776. He ...

Hume, David

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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To analyze Hume's contribution to aesthetics, this entry comprises two essays: Survey of Thought “Of the Standard of Taste”The ...

Hume, David

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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(1711–1776), Scottish philosopher and historian. ...

Hume was born and died in Edinburgh. He came of a landed family

Hume, David

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Philosopher, religious sceptic, historian, and leading figure of the Scottish Enlightenment.

His most important philosophical works were:

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