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David Hume Knowledge is gained only through experience and experiences only exist in the mind as individual units of thought This theory of knowledge belonged to David Hume a Scottish philosopher Hume was born on April 26 1711 as his familys second son His father died when he was an infant and left his mother to care for him his older brother and his sister David Hume passed through ordinary classes with great success and found an early love for literature He lived on his familys estate Ninewells near Edinburgh Throughout his life literature consumed his thoughts and his life is little more than his works By the age of 40 David Hume had been employed twice and had failed at the family careers business and law Occasionally he served on diplomatic missions in France and other countries Humes major work A Treatise of Human Nature was not well understood when first published and received much criticism The first two volumes were published in 1739 and the third in 1740 Immanuel Kant and other philosophers did notice his work and began respecting Hume for his reasoning Later he republished the first and third volumes as An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding and An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals in 1748 and 1751 respectively The second volume was used as Part 2 of Four Dissertations in 1757 During his lifetime Humes reputation derived from the publication of his Political Discourses 1751 and six-volume History of England 1754-1762 Langley 415 David Hume discovered he was literary celebrity when visiting France in 1763 He retired to Edinburgh in 1769 and lived a happy life He passed away August 25 1776 and left in his will that he only wanted his name and date on his gravestone leaving it to posterity to add the rest Langley 415 Skepticism is the belief that people can not know the nature of things because perception reveals things not as they are
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