David Hume By: EMily anderson

Edinburgh, Scotland

Early Life

  • David Hume was born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Hume's father was named Joseph Hume
  • Hume's mother was named Catherine Hume
  • Sadly, David Hume's father died when David was only three years old
  • Hume lived mainly in England, Scotland, and France
David Hume is known for his studies in philosophy

About David Hume

  • David Hume's goal was to become a philosopher
  • David Hume considered himself a moralist- a moralist is someone who specializes in and teaches what is moral/good
  • In 1763, David Hume left England to become a secretary of the British Embassy in Paris
David Hume loved literature

David Hume's influence

  • The tradition in David Hume's family, on both his father and mother's side, was to study law
  • David Hume started studying law, but he realized how much he hated it
  • Because he hated studying law, he instead studied pieces of literature
  • Because of the way that David Hume did his own studies that fitted him best, and not what his family wanted him to study, he basically was his own influence
David Hume's burial site

David hume's death

  • In 1775, David Hume got the news that he had intestinal cancer
  • Shortly after receiving this news, in 1778, David Hume died
A portrait of David Hume

what david hume is known for

  • David Hume is best known as a radical philosopher
  • He is a radical philosopher because he went off of many other philosophers, who questioned how we perceived God
  • David Hume was an author of essays and a few books

david hume quotes

  • "No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping." -David Hume
  • "Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them." -David Hume
  • "The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst." -David Hume


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