Definition of Hume, David in English:

Hume, David

Line breaks: David Hume
Pronunciation: /hjuːm
 
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  • (1711–76), Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian. He rejected the possibility of certainty in knowledge and claimed that all the data of reason stem from experience. Notable works: A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40) and History of England (1754–62).

Derivatives

Humean

Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːmɪən/
adjective & noun
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  • Neither the Leibnizian nor the Humean interpretation is really tenable.
  • This entails the negative thesis that a satisfactory reductive analysis of causality along Humean lines (in any of its versions) cannot be given.
  • There the Humean predicament remained unaltered.

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