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Three Essays on Religion: Nature, the Utility of Religion, Theism
     

Three Essays on Religion: Nature, the Utility of Religion, Theism

by John Stuart Mill
 

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ISBN-10: 1573922129

ISBN-13: 9781573922128

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Published between 1850 and 1870, these essays by English social and political philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) offers his most sustained analysis of religious belief. Though not prepared to abandon the idea of an overall design in nature, Mill nonetheless argues that its violence and capriciousness mitigate against moral ends in nature's workings. Moreover,

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Published between 1850 and 1870, these essays by English social and political philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) offers his most sustained analysis of religious belief. Though not prepared to abandon the idea of an overall design in nature, Mill nonetheless argues that its violence and capriciousness mitigate against moral ends in nature's workings. Moreover, any designer of such a world as we experience cannot be all powerful and all good, for nature is "too clumsily made and capriciously governed."

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ISBN-13:
9781573922128
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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