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David Hume David Hume Western Philosophy 18th-century philosophy David Hume Full name David Hume Born 7 May 1711 Edinburgh , Scotland Died 25 August 1776 (aged 65) Edinburgh, Scotland David Hume (7 May 1711 [26 April O.S. ] – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher , economist , historian and a key figure in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment . Hume is often grouped with John Locke , George Berkeley , and a handful of others as a British Empiricist . [1] Hume’s main idea for psychology related to his inquiry about the nature of causation. He asks, how do we perceive cause-effect? Hume arrives at the conclusion that causation is a property of mind and cause-effect is what humans create depending upon the relation between objects in space. If causation as an event is a mental act rather than ‘objective reality’, is perception of cause-effect nothing more than a mental representation from accumulation of perceived relations.
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