Principal writings on religion : including Dialogues concerning natural religion and The natural history of religion

by Hume, David, 1711-1776.

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David Hume is the greatest and also one of the most provocative philosophers to have written in the English language. No philosopher is more important for his careful, critical, and deeply perceptive examination of the grounds for belief in divine powers and for his sceptical accounts of thecauses and consequences of religious belief, expressed most powerfully in the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and The Natural History of Religion.The Dialogues ask if belief in God can be inferred from the nature of the universe or whether it is even consistent with what we know about the universe. The Natural History of Religion investigates the origins of belief, and follows its development from harmless polytheism to dogmatic monotheism.Together they constitute the most formidable attack upon the rationality of religious belief ever mounted by a philosopher.This edition also includes Section XI of The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and a letter concerning the Dialogues, as well as particularly helpful critical apparatus and abstracts of the main texts, enabling the reader to locate or relocate key topics.
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Series Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Subjects Natural theology -- Early works to 1800.
Religion -- Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Publisher Oxford ; New York :Oxford University Press,1998
Other Titles Natural history of religion.
Dialogues concerning natural religion
Dialogues and Natural history of religion
Contributors Gaskin, J. C. A. (John Charles Addison)
Hume, David, 1711-1776. Natural history of religion.
Language English
Notes Dialogues concerning natural religion originally published: 1779; The natural history of religion originally published: 1757.
Description xxxii, 218 pages ; 19 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [xxix]-xxx) and index.
ISBN 0192838768 (pbk.)
9780192838766 (pbk.)
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