Hume

[hyoom or, often, yoom]
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noun

David,1711–76, Scottish philosopher and historian.
John,born 1937, Northern Ireland politician: Nobel Peace Prize 1998.

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

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

    Self-Help

    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.

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    Plato

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


British Dictionary definitions for hume

Hume

noun

(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
Derived FormsHumism, noun
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