Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, Dialogues 1-11 discuss religion’s foundation in human reason. Dialogue 12, in which Philo. the relentless oponent of pro-theistic arguments, makes his “confession” that he embraces natural religon; namely, the view that the cause or causes of order in nature bear some remote analogy to human intelligence. Hume’s Natural History of Religon, although published earlier than the posthumous Dialogues, is, in effect, a second volume to them. It presents a complex naturalistic explanation of religon’s origin in human nature, providing a sophisticated (and controversial) account of religion’s origin that is also a critique of religious belief. The core of this critique is an argument that theistic belief cannot be rendered so as to significantly differ from an atheism that grants that natural order has some cause or other.

The Natural History of Religion

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    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Namaskar Books; First edition (25 September 2021); Namaskar Books
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 939204061X
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9392040610
    • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 300 g
    • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9 x 6 x 2 cm
    • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India
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    • Generic Name ‏ : ‎ Book
  • About the Author

    David Hume (7 May 1711 NS (26 April 1711 OS) – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature, Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature. Hume argued against the existence of innate ideas, positing that all human knowledge derives solely from experience. This places him with Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and George Berkeley as a British Empiricist.