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David Hume: The Natural History of Religion (Library of Liberal Arts)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxxi).

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

 

Editor's Introduction    vii    

Bibliography    xxix    

A Note on the Text    xxxii    

 

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF RELIGION

 

Introduction    3

 

1. That Polytheism was the Primary Religion of Men    4

2. Origin of Polytheism    8

3. The Same Subject Continued    11

4. Deities Not Considered as Creators of Formers of the World    16

5. Various Forms of Polytheism: Allegory, Hero-Worship    24

6. Origin of Theism from Polytheism    29

7. Confirmation of this Doctrine    34

8. Flux and Reflux of Polytheism and Theism    36

9. Comparison of these Religions with Regard to Persecution and Toleration    38

10. With Regard to Courage or Abasement    43

11. With Regard to Reason or Absurdity    45

12. With Regard to Doubt or Conviction    47

13. Impious Conceptions of the Divine Nature in Popular Religions of Both Kinds    62

14. Bad Influence of Popular Religions on Morality    67

15. General Corollary    73

Product Details

ISBN:
9780023372506
Author:
Fieser, James
Author:
Hume, David
Publisher:
Pearson
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Religion -- Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Library of Liberal Arts
Series Volume:
1484
Publication Date:
December 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 145 gr

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