Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

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In the posthumously published Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, the Enlightenment philosopher David Hume attacked many of the traditional arguments for the existence of God, expressing the belief that religion is founded on ignorance and irrational fears. Though calm and courteous in tone - at times even tactfully ambiguous - the conversations between Hume's vividly realized fictional figures form perhaps the most searching case ever mounted against orthodox Christian theological thinking and the 'deism' of the time, which pointed to the wonders of creation as conclusive evidence of God's Design. Hume's characters debate these issues with extraordinary passion, lucidity and humour, in one of the most compelling philosophical works ever written.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 9mm | 123g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140445366
  • 9780140445367
  • 339,129

Table of contents

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion - David Hume Edited with an Introduction by Martin BellIntroduction
Notes to Introduction
Textual Note


Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII
Part IX
Part X
Part XI
Part XII
Select Bibliography
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Review Text

This volume includes Hume's chapters on religion from
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About David Hume

David Hume (1711 - 1776) was a philosopher who wrote A Treatise of Human Nature and considered the nature of religion.
JM Bell is Professor of Philosophy at the Manchester Metropolitan University and Head of the Department of Politics and Philosophy.
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