David Hume
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"41"(4), December 2011, pp. 523–48.

* Isaac Newton

* Jean-Jacques Rousseau

* Adam Smith

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* Alfred Jules Ayer/A. J. Ayer

* Simon Blackburn

* Noam Chomsky

* Gilles Deleuze

* Albert Einstein

* Jerry Fodor

* Baron d'Holbach

* Edmund Husserl

* William James

* Immanuel Kant

* J. L. Mackie

* James Madison

* John Stuart Mill

* Karl Popper

* Thomas Reid

* Bertrand Russell

* Arthur Schopenhauer

* Adam Smith


"David Hume" (; 7 May 1711 New Style/NS (26 April 1711 Old Style/OS) – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and philosophical skepticism/scepticism.

In light of Hume's central role in the Scottish Enlightenment, and in the history of Western philosophy, Bryan Magee judged him as a philosopher "widely regarded as the greatest who has ever written in the English language." While Hume failed in his attempts to start a university career, he took part in various diplomatic and military missions of the time. He wrote The History of England (Hume)/The History of England which became a best-seller, and it became the standard history of England in its day.

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