The life of David Hume in a nutshell
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David Hume is born in Edinburgh, England.
The Start of David Hume's mental breakdown
David Hume left Edinburgh
Renamed his essay “on miracles” An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
David Hume Died in Edinburg, Britain in his house because of cancer
Became a candidate for the chair of moral philosophy at Edinburgh
Redid the three Essays on Moral and Political
Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding
The Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals was a rewriting of Book III of the Treatise
Hume was made keeper of the Advocates’ Library at Edinburgh
David Hume's Political Discourses Essays
Four Dissertations Essays released by David Hume
James Boswell called David Hume "The Greatest writer in Britain"
The Roman Catholic church recognized his writings and put them on the "Index Librorum Prohibitorum"
left England to become secretary to the British embassy in Paris under the Earl of Hertford
For four months David Hume acted as chargé d’affaires at the embassy
Returned to London with Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"A Concise and Genuine Account of the Dispute Between Mr. Hume and Mr. Rousseau" which is a narrative.
He reestablished a residance in Edinburgh
Essays and Treatises Final Edition held by friends
Essays and Treatises published
The Life of David Hume, Esquire, Written by Himself and chose the title.
Albert Einstein said that he was inspired by Hume when making his theory of special relativeity
Immanuel Kant mentioned David Hume in his "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics"
In A.J. Ayer's "classical exposition of logical positivism" he mentioned David Hume.
David Hume entered the University of Edinburgh
Wrote three books "Of the Understanding" "Of the Passions" and "On the morals"
Essays on Moral and Politics
Tutor to the mad marquess of Annandale
Secretary to Gen. James St. Clair
Embassy to the courts of Vienna and Turin
Went to England
David Hume released his "History of England" in six quarto volumes between this time
Issued five further editions of his History
eight editions of his collected writings under the title Essays and Treatises
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