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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Hume on Religion

David O'Connor
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Language
English
Variant Title
Hume on religion
Series
Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks
ISBN
0415201942, 0415201950 (pbk.)
Contents
  • 1 Introduction: Hume's life, his philosophy of religion, and his influence 1
  • Life 1
  • Hume on religion 7
  • Hume's philosophy of religion 8
  • Hume's influence 21
  • 2 An overview of the Dialogues 23
  • Dialogues in outline 24
  • Natural religion and religion in practice 32
  • 3 Scope and legitimacy of natural religion (Prologue, and Dialogues, Part I) 37
  • Limits of reason 39
  • 4 Cleanthes' first design argument (Dialogues, Part II) 53
  • Cleanthes' first design argument 54
  • Criteria of good analogical arguments 64
  • Philo's criticism and Cleanthes' rebuttal 68
  • 5 Cleanthes' second design argument: the 'irregular' argument (Dialogues, Part III) 77
  • 'Irregular' design argument 78
  • Are basic religious beliefs natural beliefs? 86
  • 6 '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
  • Philo's concession of design 116
  • 7 Naturalism and scepticism (Dialogues, Parts VI, VII, and VIII) 119
  • Hypothesis of living matter and an inherent principle of order (Dialogues, Part VI) 120
  • Ranking four causal principles: reason, instinct, generation, vegetation (Dialogues, Part VII) 127
  • 'The old Epicurean hypothesis' (Dialogues, Part VIII) 137
  • 8 Further weakening of natural religion (Dialogues, Part IX) 147
  • Demea's case for a necessary first cause 148
  • Philo's naturalistic hypothesis again 161
  • 9 Problem of evil (Dialogues, Parts X and XI) 163
  • Theism's problem of evil (Dialogues, Part X) 164
  • Cleanthes' response to the inference problem: limited theism (Dialogues, Part XI) 179
  • Hume's articulation of the basic presuppositions in the standard debate on the problem of evil (Dialogues, Part XI) 185
  • Hypothesis of indifference (Dialogues, Part XI) 187
  • 10 'True religion' (Dialogues, Part XII) 193
  • Appearance and reality in Philo's concession of design in nature 194
  • True religion and vulgar superstition 201
  • Five 'ifs' 205
  • Scepticism, deism, naturalism, irony 206
  • In conclusion: faith and reason 212
  • Afterword: where is Hume in Hume's Dialogues? 213
  • Who speaks for Hume? 214
  • Does Hume conceal his thinking in the Dialogues? 216.
Description
xv, 227 p. ; 20 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-222) and index.
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