Spectres Of False Divinity

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Spectres Of False Divinity

Author : Thomas Holden
ISBN : 9780191614750
Genre : Philosophy
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Spectres of False Divinity presents a historical and critical interpretation of Hume's rejection of the existence of a deity with moral attributes. In Hume's view, no first cause or designer responsible for the ordered universe could possibly have moral attributes; nor could the existence (or non-existence) of such a being have any real implications for human practice or conduct. Hume's case for this 'moral atheism' is a central plank of both his naturalistic agenda in metaphysics and his secularizing program in moral theory. It complements his wider critique of traditional theism, and threatens to rule out any religion that would make claims on moral practice. Thomas Holden situates Hume's commitment to moral atheism in its historical and philosophical context, offers a systematic interpretation of his case for divine amorality, and shows how Hume can endorse moral atheism while maintaining his skeptical attitude toward traditional forms of cosmological and theological speculation.
Category: Philosophy

Re Imagining Nature

Author : Alister E. McGrath
ISBN : 9781119046363
Genre : Religion
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Reimagining Nature is a new introduction to the fast developing area of natural theology, written by one of the world’s leading theologians. The text engages in serious theological dialogue whilst looking at how past developments might illuminate and inform theory and practice in the present. This text sets out to explore what a properly Christian approach to natural theology might look like and how this relates to alternative interpretations of our experience of the natural world Alister McGrath is ideally placed to write the book as one of the world’s best known theologians and a chief proponent of natural theology This new work offers an account of the development of natural theology throughout history and informs of its likely contribution in the present This feeds in current debates about the relationship between science and religion, and religion and the humanities Engages in serious theological dialogue, primarily with Augustine, Aquinas, Barth and Brunner, and includes the work of natural scientists, philosophers of science, and poets
Category: Religion

David Hume And The Culture Of Scottish Newtonianism

Author : Tamás Demeter
ISBN : 9789004327320
Genre : History
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Tamás Demeter discusses the relation of Hume’s philosophy to the methods, language and outlook of Newton-inspired Scottish physiology and chemistry.
Category: History

Atheism

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : UOM:39015050134793
Genre : Religion
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An anthology of writings on atheism, agnosticism, and skepticism by some of the world's most celebrated thinkers.
Category: Religion

Early Responses To Hume S Writings On Religion

Author : James Fieser
ISBN : 1843711184
Genre : Philosophy
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David Hume probably had a greater impact on the field of philosophy of religion than any other single philosopher. These volumes collect responses to Hume's writings on religion published during his life and posthumously. The set covers a wide range of the replies Hume's writings provoked, including contributions by Philip Skelton, William Adams, Thomas Rutherforth, William Warburton, Anthony Ellys, John Douglas, John Leland, Thomas Stona, Voltaire, George Campbell, Herman Andrew Pistorius, Duncan Shaw, William Samuel Powell, Thomas Hayter, Joseph Milner, William Paley, Charles Moore, Richard Joseph Sulivan, John Hey, Samuel Vince, Lord Brougham and Thomas De Quincey. - Most items appear here for their first time since their original publication, and are included in their entirety - Includes many previously undocumented critical discussions of Hume on religious writings - Includes three German book reviews translated for the first time - Newly typeset and annotated with introductions - Part of Early Responses to Hume Series, now available in paperback
Category: Philosophy

Hume

Author : John Dunn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022841600
Genre : Political science
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Category: Political science