David Hume: The Natural History of Religion / Edition 1

David Hume: The Natural History of Religion / Edition 1

by James Fieser, David Hume
     
 

ISBN-10: 0023372508

ISBN-13: 9780023372506

Pub. Date: 07/01/1997

Publisher: Pearson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780023372506
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Series:
The Library of Liberal Arts
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.31(d)

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

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