How to Pronounce hume?

Correct pronunciation for the word "hume" is [hjˈuːm], [hjˈuːm], [h_j_ˈuː_m].

"Hume" in context

David hume, who lived from 1711 to 1776, was an eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher and historian. He is best known for his writings on epistemology, ethics and political economy, which were very influential in the latter half of the 18th century. His work focuses on the idea of empiricism, the idea that all knowledge comes from experience. He also wrote extensively on many topics, such as morality, beauty, and justice. His skepticism of religious, metaphysical and scientific claims has been an important part of the philosophical tradition. Hume is generally considered to be a major figure in the development of what modern philosophy is today.


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