David Hume (2801 words)

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Engraving by William Holl the Younger after Allan Ramsay, 1853. Courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.

Often considered Britain's greatest philosopher, David Hume characterised himself simply as a ‘man of letters'. Indeed, Hume wrote on such a variety of subjects, ranging from traditional philosophy to economics, politics, aesthetics, religion and English history, that in his own way, he may …

Citation:
Mankin, Robert. "David Hume". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 October 2003
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