Thinker of the Week: David Hume


Full Name: David Hume

Born: 1711

Died: 1776

Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland

Fave Subjects: Truth, Knowledge, Understanding, Minds and Bodies, How To Be Good, Power, Art and Beauty

Career Highlights:

  • one of the first people to become famous for writing essays
  • started university at age 12
  • wrote 15 books, one of which was a best-selling history of England
  • liked by everyone, even his enemies
  • studied law at first, but really didn’t like it

Big Question:

How can we be sure that the information we receive is true?

Remarkable, right? And you can read even more about Mr. Hume in our ThinkAboutIt series for kids!