David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher.
A Treatise of Human Nature in 1740 is a central text of British empiricism. Hume denies the possibility of going beyond the subjective experiences of "ideas" and "impressions". The effect of this position is to invalidate metaphysics.
His "History of Great Britain" (1754-1762) was very popular within his own lifetime but "A Treatise of Human Nature" was indifferently received.
He shared many of the beliefs of the British empiricist school especially those of Locke.
Hume's Law in moral philosophy states that it is never possible to deduce evaluative conclusions from factual premises; this has come to be known as the is/ought problem.
Why is David Hume famous?
David Hume is for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.