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Definition Scottish philosopher whose skeptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
  • Hume attempted to develop a systematic naturalistic philosophy.
  • Then I began to write, weaving the strands I'd found in Hume's Principles of Morals with filaments from Mill's The Subjection of Women.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Hume = 18th century philosopher who championed empiricism
  • Again I read Hume, Rousseau, Smith, Godwin, Wollstonecraft and Mill.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Hume = 18th century philosopher who championed empiricism
  • I began to read—Hume, Rousseau, Smith, Godwin, Wollstonecraft and Mill.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Hume = 18th century philosopher who championed empiricism
  • Maybe I was across an ocean, on another continent, reading Hume under a stone archway.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Hume = 18th century philosopher who championed empiricism
  • But the professor barely mentioned them at all, and instead talked about "philosophical underpinnings" and the writings of Cicero and Hume, names I'd never heard.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Hume = 18th century philosopher who championed empiricism
  • Bravo Adam Smith and David Hume.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • But as he is in a category of his own in many ways, we will first concentrate on David Hume, who lived from 1711 to 1776.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • To follow Kant one must also understand something about the Scottish philosopher David Hume.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I came out mostly at night, moving through the ruins like a furtive shadow, sometimes gazing at my lighted palace tower like David Hume peering in his own windows and solemnly deciding that he wasn't home.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • While other students were off playing with their charges in the Sanctuary, Omar was forced to endure Tweedy's heavily advertised, sparsely attended lectures on everything from Greek architecture to the exhaustive works of David Hume.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • David Hume, too, who was some years after secretary to Lord Hertford, when minister in France, and afterward to General Conway, when secretary of state, told me he had seen among the papers in that office, letters from Braddock highly recommending me.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • But then Mason, Wilson, and John Adams, no less than Jefferson, were, as they all appreciated, drawing on long familiarity with the seminal works of the English and Scottish writers John Locke, David Hume, Francis Hutcheson, and Henry St. John Bolingbroke, or such English poets as Defoe ("When kings the sword of justice first lay down, / They are no kings, though they possess the crown.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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