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, Beauty

Career Highlights:

  • one of the first famous essay writers
  • started university at the age of 12
  • wrote fifteen books, one of which was a best-seller in England
  • such a good guy that even his enemies liked him

Big Question:

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