David Hume

David Hume (May 7, 1711-August 25, 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian. He wrote about many different fields, notably empiricism, the history of England, political theory, and economics. Hume was educated at the University of Edinburgh, starting at the age of twelve. After his education, he worked as a tutor, in a merchants office, and as a historian. Scholars today consider A Treatise of Human Nature to be Hume's most important and influential work.