1st Edition

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hume on Religion

By David O'Connor Copyright 2001
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 An overview of the Dialogues; Chapter 3 The scope and legitimacy of natural religion; Chapter 4 Cleanthes’ first design argument; Chapter 5 Cleanthes’ second design argument; Chapter 6 ‘A mind like the human’; Chapter 7 Naturalism and scepticism; Chapter 8 Further weakening of natural religion; Chapter 9 The problem of evil; Chapter 10 ‘True religion’;


    David O’Connor is Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University. He is the author of God and Inscrutable Evil and The Metaphysics of G.E. Moore.

    'This is a well-written guide to ... Hume's posthumously (1779) published Dialogues concerning Natural Religion ... An excellent book.' - International Review of Biblical Studies

    "O'Connor's book is clearly written and carefully argued. It rewards both casual reading and careful study." - James F. Sennett, Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in Philosophical Books