Title
The 'true religion' of the sceptic : Penelhum reading Hume's Dialogues The 'true religion' of the sceptic : Penelhum reading Hume's Dialogues
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Publication type
article
Publication
Calgary, Alta ,
Subject
Philosophy
Source (journal)
Canadian journal of philosophy. - Calgary, Alta, 1971, currens
Volume/pages
42(2012) :S1 , p. 183-197
ISSN
0045-5091
1911-0820
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
According to Terence Penelhum, Philos confession in the last part of Humes Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion reveals on the side of the author a reconciliatory and pacifying attitude towards the liberal moderate clergy of his days. This article investigates whether another reading of this intriguing text is not more appropriate. It defends the idea that Philos speeches and Cleanthes reactions to it in the last part of the Dialogues reveal on Humes side an attitude of mild despair and isolation towards the religious culture of eighteenth-century Scotland, in both its orthodox and more moderate form.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/228557/c63195a8d81.pdf
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