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Hume, David
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(Apr 26, 1711, Edinburgh – Aug 25, 1776, Edinburgh). Hume spent his youth in Scotland, acquiring considerable literary and philosophical training through self-study. He spent several years in France, where he wrote his main philosophical work, the Treatise of Human Nature (1739/40). He then worked as a house tutor and private secretary while continuing to publish additional philosophical works, including the Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding (1748; from 1756 under the title An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding), An Enquiry Concerning…

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Kulenkampff, Jens, “Hume, David”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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