Famous Utilitarian:David Hume

David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.
Created On: Jan 1, 2013 15:59 IST

Name : David Hume
Born: 7 May 1711Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 25 August 1776 (aged 65)Edinburgh, Scotland
Nationality:Scottish
Era: 18th-century philosophy
Region: Western Philosophy
School: Scottish Enlightenment; Naturalism, Skepticism, Empiricism, Utilitarianism, Classical liberalism
Main interests: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion, Classical Economics
Notable ideas: Problem of causation, Bundle theory, Induction, Association of ideas, Is–ought problem, Utility, Science of man

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