Hume on religion / edited with an introd. by Richard Wollheim.

Author
Hume, David, 1711-1776 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Collins, [©1963]
Description
287 pages ; 18 cm

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Subject(s)
Former owner
Rare books genre
Series
Fontana library of theology and philosophy. [More in this series]
Contained in
Library of Jacques Derrida box B-000209.
Summary note
David Hume is the greatest of British philosophers. His Treatise of Human Nature and his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding are familiar landmarks in the history of thought. His writings on religion have, on the other hand, fallen into undeserved neglect. Richard Wollheim, who has here collected and introduced them, argues their importance both as a contribution to the literature and thought of the eighteenth century and as offering a unique view of the range, the brilliance and the fertility of Hume's intellect. Penetrating, witty, elegant and daring they epitomize the quality of the greatest skeptical intelligence in the history of British philosophy.
Notes
  • Derrida copy Lightly annotated. Check-in observation: Bookmarks on pages 56-57, 78-79. Dog-eared page 94.
  • Derrida copy Stored in box B-000209. Forms part of: The Library of Jacques Derrida, Studio Series. Studio. Wall 4.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The natural history of religion
  • Dialogues concerning natural religion
  • Of miracles
  • Of a particular providence and of a future state
  • Of superstition and enthusiasm
  • On suicide
  • On the immortality of the soul
  • My own life.
Other title(s)
On religion.
In
Derrida copy folder 14 4.4.8.10
OCLC
6211283
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