Fun Facts Friday: David Hume
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / April 26, 2019

David Hume  (26 April, 1711 – 25 August, 1776) was a Scottish philosopher and historian, known for A Treatise on Human Nature (1739-40), Essays Moral and Political (1741-42), Political Discourses (1752), and an exhaustive History of England (1754-62), as well as many others. Works by David Hume* Born as David Home in Edinburgh. His father died when he was about two years old and he was raised by his mother who never married. He changed his last name to Hume because that’s the way “Home” was supposed to be pronounced, but was not known in England as that. At age 12, or maybe even 10, Mr. Hume started to attend the University of Edinburgh. He told friends that “there is nothing to be learnt from a Professor, which is not to be met with in Books”. Mr. Hume did not graduate. At age 25 Mr. Hume found himself with no source of income, despite being of noble ancestry. He took a job as a merchant’s assistant and was forced to leave to France. Mr. Hume did not do well in his forced on profession, but did manage to get a job as a career as a librarian at the University…

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