Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Hume on Religion

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Psychology Press, 2001 - 227 páginas

David Hume was the most important British philosopher of the eighteenth century. His Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a classic text in the philosophy of religion.
Hume on Religion introduces and asseses:
*Hume's life and the background to the Dialogues *the ideas and text of Dialogues *Hume's continuing importance to philosophy.

 

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Introduction Humes life his philosophy of religion and his influence
1
Hume on religion
7
Humes philosophy of religion
8
Humes influence
21
An overview of the Dialogues
23
The Dialogues in outline
24
Natural religion and religion in practice
32
The scope and legitimacy of natural religionPrologue and Dialogue Part I
37
reason instinct generation vegetation Dialogues Part VII
127
The old Epicurean hypothesis Dialogues Part VIM
137
Further weakening of natural religion Dialogues Part IX
147
Demeas case for a necessary first cause
148
Philos naturalistic hypothesis again
161
The problem of evil Dialogues Parts X and XI
163
Theisms problem of evil Dialogues Part X
164
limited theism Dialogues Part XI
179

The limits of reason
39
Cleanthes first design argument Dialogues Part II
53
Cleanthes first design argument
54
The criteria of good analogical arguments
64
Philos criticism and Cleanthes rebuttal
68
Cleanthes second design argument The irregular argument Dialogues Part III
77
The irregular design argument
78
Are basic religious beliefs natural beliefs?
86
A mind like the human Dialogues Parts IV and V
95
Mysticism anthropomorphism scepticism Dialogues Part IV
97
Like effects like causes Dialogues Part V
109
Philos concession of design
116
Naturalism and scepticism Dialogues Parts VI VII and VIII
119
The hypothesis of living matter and an inherent principle of order Dialogues Part VI
120
Humes articulation of the basic presuppositions in the standard debate on the problem of evil Dialogues Part XI
185
The hypothesis of indifference Dialogues Part XI
187
True religion Dialogues Part XII
193
Appearance and reality in Philos concession of design in nature
194
True religion and vulgar superstition
201
The five ifs
205
Scepticism deism naturalism irony
206
faith and reason
212
Where is Hume in Humes Dialogues?
213
Who speaks for Hume?
214
Does Hume conceal his thinking in the Dialogues?
216
Bibliography
219
Index
223
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