[hyoom or, often, yoom]
- David,1711–76, Scottish philosopher and historian.
- John,born 1937, Northern Ireland politician: Nobel Peace Prize 1998.
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Examples from the Web for hume
He seemed particularly fond of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Hume said Obama was non-divisive “and not a race hustler in any way” and America was proud to see him elected.
What Hume seems to not understand is that maybe folks are blasting him because he is making such silly assumptions.
Hume, clearly stumbling, finally said, “Yea, I agree with you.”
What is being heard by Hume and the editors of National Review that makes their warnings necessary in the first place?The Folly of Impeachment
May 18, 2013
What system of morality can Hume have with these principles?Initiation into Philosophy
Hume wrote thirteen hours a day while preparing his ‘History of England.’Self-Help
The philosophies of Epicurus or Hume give no adequate or dignified conception of the mind.Theaetetus
From the time of Descartes to Hume and Kant it has had little or nothing to do with facts of science.Meno
He said that Hume wrote his history, as witches say their prayers—backwards.
- (George) Basil. 1923–99, English Roman Catholic Benedictine monk and cardinal; archbishop of Westminster (1976–99)
- David. 1711–76, Scottish empiricist philosopher, economist, and historian, whose sceptic philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses. His works include A Treatise of Human Nature (1740), An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (1751), Political Discourses (1752), and History of England (1754–62)
- John. born 1937, Northern Ireland politician; leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) (1979–2001). Nobel peace prize jointly with David Trimble in 1998