[hyoom or, often, yoom] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of hume

  • What system of morality can Hume have with these principles?

  • Hume wrote thirteen hours a day while preparing his ‘History of England.’


    Samuel Smiles

  • The philosophies of Epicurus or Hume give no adequate or dignified conception of the mind.

  • From the time of Descartes to Hume and Kant it has had little or nothing to do with facts of science.



  • He said that Hume wrote his history, as witches say their prayers—backwards.

British Dictionary definitions for hume


  1. (George) Basil. 1923–99, English Roman Catholic Benedictine monk and cardinal; archbishop of Westminster (1976–99)
  2. 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)
  3. 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
Derived FormsHumism, noun
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