© 1999

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

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

About the editors

R.W. BEARDSMORE previously, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wales, Swansea MARTIN BELL Professor of Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University SIMON BLACKBURN Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill WILLIAM H. BRENNER Teaches at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia STEPHEN T. DAVIS Professor Philosophy and Religion, Claremont McKenna College M. Jamie FERREIRA Professor of Philosophy of Religion, University of Virginia, Charlottesville ANTONY FLEW Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading VAN A. HARVEY Retired in 1996 as George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University PETER JONES Professor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh JANE MACINTYRE Professor of Philosophy, Cleveland State University NANCY MURPHY Associate Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena B.R. TILGHMAN Retired in 1994 as Professor of Philosophy, Kansas State University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Religion and Hume’s Legacy
  • Editors D. Z. Phillips
    Timothy Tessin
  • Series Title Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-74853-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-27737-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27735-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 282
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Religion
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