Early Responses to Hume's Writings on Religion: 2 Volumes

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James Fieser
A&C Black, Mar 1, 2005 - Philosophy - 817 pages
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>
 

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Contents

Preface
11
Introduction
18
Mr Hume charged with some fallacies in his way of managing
32
Mr Hume himself gives up his favourite argument
40
There is a peculiar presumption in favour of such miracles as
48
There is no presumption arising from the history of mankind against
58
No miracles recorded by historians of other religions are subversive
72
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Page 445 - A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined.

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James Fieser teaches philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and is founder-editor of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. His many publications include the highly acclaimed Early Responses to Hume series (10 vols, Thoemmes Press, 1999-2003)

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