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...David Hume (May 7, 1711 – August 25 1776) was wellknown for his philosophical skepticism and empiricism. Because of his immense output in these fields, Hume is regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of Scottish Enlightenment and Western philosophy, and is normally placed in the same pedestal with George Berkeley and John Locke and other British Empiricists. One of Hume’s masterpieces is his work, A Treatise of Human Nature which he did in 1739. In A Treatise of Human Nature, Hume says that "The identity, which we ascribe to the mind of man, is only a fictitious one...." What Hume Means By This Statement... Introduction As a Scottish philosopher, historian, essayist and economist,...