Hume"s philosophy of religion lectures

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Published by Wake Forest University Press in Winston-Salem, N.C .

Written in English

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  • Hume, David, 1711-1776 -- Religion,
  • Religion -- Philosophy -- History -- 18th century

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Statementby Antony Flew ... [et al.].
SeriesThe sixth James Montgomery Hester seminar,, James Montgomery Hester seminar ;, 6th.
ContributionsFlew, Antony, 1923-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB1499.R45 H86 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. ;
Number of Pages144
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Open LibraryOL2737811M
LC Control Number86032415

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Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man Alma mater: University of Edinburgh.

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A s we saw last week, in "Of Miracles", David Hume defined a miracle, rightly in my view, as "a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the deity, or the interposition of some. Philosophy, religion and everyday life. Perhaps because he is aware he will be stirring up trouble by publishing his views on this topic, Hume warms to his theme by talking in paragraphs 1–4 about how he conceives of the relation between philosophy, religious ‘superstition’ and ordinary life.

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