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Hume, David Line breaks: David Hume

Definition of Hume, David in English:

(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).


Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːmɪən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • 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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