David Hume's Theory Of Science And Utilitarianism

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Throughout history, hundreds of philosophers have all come up with their own method of thinking that has had a great impact on philosophy, eastern and western, and the way that we continue to view the world today. One of these many philosophers went by the name of David Hume. David Hume is of Scottish decent and lived during the eighteenth century. He had a huge impact on the western way of thinking during the eighteenth century. His way of thinking was immensely influential on the subject of utilitarianism, the philosophy of science and sensationalism. David Hume was born April 26th, 1711 to a poor Scottish family who lived in the northern area of Edinburgh, Scotland. His childhood didn’t last very long as he enrolled in college at the ripe age of ten at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. To support his family, he planned to study law but he realized later that he had a true passion for Philosophy and is what he ended up pursuing as a career, and he was very good at it. He had a long career as a philosopher, developing authentic theories and forms that society still follows to this day. Later in his life, Hume spent some time serving for the British government. He also wrote one of the shortest and most famous autobiographies in human history, summarizing his life in a total span of five pages. He died of cancer in his hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland at the age of 65 on August 25th, 1776. Hume was a radical empiricist and lived during the beginning of the latter

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