David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his ph...ilosophical empiricism and scepticism.
David Hume's aim was to found the 'Science of Man' - the study of human nature by scientific means. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.
A statue of Hume stands on the Royal Mile.
His tomb, which is quite grand, is in the Old Calton Cemetery in Edinburgh