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David Hume

[Revised entry by William Edward Morris and Charlotte R. Brown on April 17, 2019.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Generally regarded as one of the most important philosophers to write in English, David Hume (1711 - 1776) was also well known in his own time as an historian and essayist. A master stylist in any genre, his major philosophical works - A Treatise of Human Nature (1739 - 1740), the Enquiries concerning Human Understanding (1748) and concerning the Principles of Morals (1751), as well as his posthumously published Dialogues concerning Natural Religion (1779) - remain...
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