Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and The Natural History of Religion

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and The Natural History of Religion Review

David Hume is one of the most provocative philosophers to have written in English. His Dialogues ask if a belief in God can be inferred from what is known of the universe, or whether such a belief is even consistent with such knowledge. The Natural History of Religion investigates the origins of belief, and follows its development from polytheism to dogmatic monotheism. Together, these works constitute the most formidable attack upon religious belief ever mounted by a philosopher.
This new edition includes Section XI of The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and a letter by Hume in which he discusses Dialogues.

Title:Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and The Natural History of Religion
Edition Language:English

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  • Buck

    I’m pretty sure I brushed up against Hume in university, but I was too busy getting high and watching Cops to read him properly. Not that I regret watching Cops, which was an education in itself, bu...

  • Beli_grrl

    I did my thesis on Hume last year and whenever anyone asks me which Hume they should read, this is what I recommend. Both are reasonably easy to read and comprehend; both have held up over the centuri...

  • Trevor

    The fact that Hume only published this book after he died says much about how far we have come....

  • Ali Nazifpour

    You have to read this book. Hume has always been my favorite philosopher of all time, I have a picture of him on my wall, and to me he was the wisest human who ever lived. Here he tackles the question...

  • Laura Deen

    I thought the Natural History of Religion was far more interesting than the Dialogues. However, in the Natural History, I thought Hume was more or less rude concerning the world population....

  • Regina Barona

    HUME SLAPS YOU IN THE FACE WITH COMMONPLACE ARGUMENTS ACCESSIBLE TO THE MODERN MAN. ...

  • Jake

    I get the feeling that I missed a lot. Constant interruptions kept me feeling like the train of Hume's thought left without me. Maybe I'll read it again some day....

  • Xander

    These two works by Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume deal with religion. Hume is known for his radical empiricism, i.e. his rejection of anything but experience as the source of our ideas....

  • Shinynickel

    Off this review: Whereas Hume is very sceptical about the degree to which anything can be rationally understood at all, isn’t he? Including why or if the sun will rise tomorrow—to say nothing of t...

  • Rick

    This book is a dialogue stressing the arguments about the existence of God....the first cause argument, the arguments using analogy, the faith argument, the experience (a priori) argument, arguments u...