Religion and Hume’s Legacy

  • D. Z. Phillips
  • Timothy Tessin

Part of the Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion book series (CSPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Hume’s Epistemological and Moral Critique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon Blackburn
      Pages 3-16
    3. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 35-43
  3. Hume’s ‘True Religion’

  4. Hume on Miracles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. R. W. Beardsmore
      Pages 111-130
    3. Stephen T. Davis
      Pages 131-137
    4. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 138-150
  5. Hume on Superstition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Martin Bell
      Pages 153-170
    3. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 185-190
  6. Philosophy of Religion after Hume

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Antony Flew
      Pages 193-205
    3. Nancey Murphy
      Pages 206-220
    4. D. Z. Phillips
      Pages 235-247
  7. Hume in Historical Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 278-282

About this book


Whether one agrees with him or not, there is no avoiding the challenge of Hume for contemporary philosophy of religion. The symposia in this stimulating collection reveal why, whether the discussions concern Hume on metaphysics and religion, 'true religion', religion and ethics, religion and superstition, or miracles. For some, Hume's criticisms of religion are so devastating that religion cannot withstand them. Others disagree, and claim that Hume can be answered on his own terms. For others, while Hume shows us paths we should not take, these open up the way for a consideration of religious possibilities he never considered. These are not peripheral matters. The responses to them determine the style and spirit in which one pursues philosophy of religion today.


philosophy of religion religion religious belief

Editors and affiliations

  • D. Z. Phillips
    • 1
    • 2
  • Timothy Tessin
    • 3
  1. 1.Claremont Graduate UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of WalesSwanseaUK
  3. 3.Hochschule für Musik ‘Franz Liszt’WeimarGermany

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