Hume

Hume
Hume, David
(1711-76) a Scottish writer on ↑philosophy and history. His most famous works are A Treatise of Human Nature and History of England. He believed in ↑empiricism, the idea that human knowledge comes only from what we see and feel, and his ideas had great influence on European philosophy.
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Hume, John
(1939-) a politician from Northern Ireland, who was the leader of the SDLP (=Social Democratic Labour Party) from 1979 to 2001. John Hume has been active in trying to bring an end to violence in Northern Ireland, and trying to start peace talks between Catholics and Protestants. In 1998 he shared the ↑Nobel Prize for peace with David Trimble.

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