Cover of: Dialogues concerning natural religion | David Hume

About the Book

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Through dialogue, three fictional characters named Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes debate the nature of God's existence. While all three agree that a god exists, they differ sharply in opinion on God's nature or attributes and how, or if, humankind can come to knowledge of a deity.

In the Dialogues, Hume's characters debate a number of arguments for the existence of God, and arguments through which we may come to know the nature of God. Such topics debated include the argument from design -- for which Hume uses the example of a house -- and whether there is more suffering or good in the world.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-153).
Originally published: 1779.

Series
Penguin classics
Genre
Early works to 1800.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
210
Library of Congress
B1493 .D52 1990

The Physical Object

Pagination
153 p. ;
Number of pages
153

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1607950M
ISBN 10
0140445366
LC Control Number
91146353
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