Hume

Jennifer Marusic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract / Description of output

Was David Hume an atheist? This chapter argues that the answer to this question is less interesting and less important than the answer to a related question: What, according to Hume, does a theist believe? The chapter argues that Hume distinguishes a variety of different forms of theism, ranging from vulgar superstition to refined theism, and that he is much more firmly opposed to theism in its popular and vulgar forms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Atheism and Philosophy
EditorsGraham Oppy
PublisherWiley
Chapter1
Pages15-27
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781119119302
ISBN (Print)9781119119180, 9781119119111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameBlackwell Companions to Philosophy

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Hume
  • atheism
  • genuine theism
  • true religion
  • divine benevolence
  • moral atheism
  • miracles
  • superstition

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