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How well do you know David Hume? [quiz]

This January, the OUP Philosophy team has chosen David Hume as their Philosopher of the Month. Born in Edinburgh, Hume is considered a founding figure of empiricism and the most significant philosopher of the Scottish Enlightenment. With its strong critique of contemporary metaphysics, Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature cleared the way for a genuinely empirical account of human understanding. His work is still influential today.

But how much do you know about this famous Scottish philosopher? Test your knowledge of David Hume in the quiz below.

Quiz image credit: Portrait of David Hume, by Allan Ramsay, 1766. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Featured image credit: Nature photo by hilk. Public domain via Pixabay.

Recent Comments

  1. Sue McLeod

    David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel?

  2. Chris Talbott

    I wish there had been more questions about his thought, rather than trivia about his family. What is the significance of how many siblings he had?

  3. James Arnold

    This quiz is incorrect: It asks which famous *French* philosopher Hume befriended and fell out with, and accepts the correct answer as Rousseau. But Rousseau was *not* French, he was Genevan, and proudly declared in his works that he was so. Sort it out, OUP.

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