David Hume is generally recognized as the United Kingdom's
greatest philosopher, as well as a notable historian and essayist,
and a central figure of the Enlightenment. This book describes how
Hume can be placed as one of the earliest, and most successful,
Simon Blackburn is the Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books bringing philosophy into public notice, including Think, Being Good, Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed, and Plato's Republic.