How was David Hume significant in the history of the World?
Hume is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures in the history of Western philosophy. His contributions are many. First, he served as a voice against the uncritical acceptance of reason often associated with Enlightenment thought. He also offered a rational critique of religion, and especially miracles, arguing, basically, that things that cannot be observed are almost certainly not authentic. In short, Hume brought a hard-headed skepticism to western philosophy, one which could be said to characterize he mainstream of thought since the Enlightenment. His critique of reason was an inspiration (or a provocation) to many philosophers, including Immanuel Kant, who said reading Hume's comments on the subject "interrupted my dogmatic slumber."