David Hume

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David Hume

David Hume

David Hume was born in Scotland on April 26, 1711. He was a Scottish philosopher and historian of the enlightenment periods. He was mainly homeschooled until age twelve when he went to the University of Edinburgh to study law. He studied long and hard to where he had a nervous breakdown in 1729. The only way he could help himself was to go in business. In 1734, he took the little money that he made and went to France and stayed for three years so he could read and write on his own.

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Hume became secretary of the British embassy in 1763 in Paris for more than two years. He returned back to England at the beginning of 1766 and became secretary of Foreign Office in London and remained until 1769. He had been making fairly good living off his writing for at least ten years. He then decided to settle permanently in Edinburgh. He soon became ill which was caused by Cancer of the liver. After a while, he died on august 25 1776.

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He wrote his first most important book, "A treatise of human Nature", and that started his study in philosophy. He then returned to England to have it published. Both Humes and the book did not get very much recognition. All he had left to do was to stay with his older brother on some of their family property in Berkwick shire. He continued on his literary work and philosophy at Edinburgh and in 1745, he started tutoring to the Marquis of Annandale, who was later declared insane. After a year of tutoring Humes went back to France in 1746. His writing gradually changed over time. He was appointed as kepper of the Library of advocates.

David Hume in my opinion is a little weird his theory would say that nothing is really anything, no God, no hell, no Heaven. Everything is what you see and what you touch. Your senses are what distinguish real from fake. It would impact today because people would actually believe this and it may cause conflicts with other religions thus creating something that no one really wants. War.

Web Linkshttp://www.iep.utm.edu/hume/http://www.britannica.com/biography/David-Humehttp://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume/

Favourite Music/QuotesHis favourite music would be rock andhe would listen to The Foo Fighters.Some quotes would be:"Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.""He is happy when circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.""Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obeythem."

Work Citedhttp://www.britannica.com/biography/David-Hume


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