Dialogues concerning natural religion and other writings

David Hume's Dialogues concerning Natural Religion, first published in 1779, is one of the most influential works in the philosophy of religion and the most artful instance of philosophical dialogue since the dialogues of Plato. It presents a fictional conversation between a sceptic, an orthodo...

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Main Author: Hume, David (Author)
Other Authors: Coleman, Dorothy (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2007.
Series/Journal:Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy
Further subjects:B Natural Theology Early works to 1800
B Religion ; Early works to 1800
B Religion Early works to 1800
B Natural theology ; Early works to 1800
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521842600
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Summary:David Hume's Dialogues concerning Natural Religion, first published in 1779, is one of the most influential works in the philosophy of religion and the most artful instance of philosophical dialogue since the dialogues of Plato. It presents a fictional conversation between a sceptic, an orthodox Christian, and a Newtonian theist concerning evidence for the existence of an intelligent cause of nature based on observable features of the world. This edition presents it together with several of Hume's other, shorter writings about religion, and with brief selections from the work of Pierre Bayle, who influenced both Hume's views on religion and the dialectical style of the Dialogues. The volume is completed by an introduction which sets the Dialogues in its philosophical and historical contexts.
Dialogues concerning natural religion -- Pamphilus to Hermippus -- From Hume's memoranda -- Fragment on evil -- Letter to Francis Hutcheson -- Letter to William Mure -- Letters to Gilbert Elliot -- From the natural history of religion -- Selections from Pierre Bayle
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ISBN:0511808445
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511808449