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Fideism and Hume"s philosophy

Delbert James Hanson

Fideism and Hume"s philosophy

knowledge, religion, and metaphysics

by Delbert James Hanson

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hume, David, 1711-1776.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-201) and index.

    StatementDelbert J. Hanson.
    SeriesRevisioning philosophy ;, vol. 12
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB1498 .H36 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 207 p. ;
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1726337M
    ISBN 10082041963X
    LC Control Number92030405


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The Scotchman, David Hume1 (), an acute thinker and classical historian of England,2 opposes to. Overview. Alvin Plantinga defines "fideism" as "the exclusive or basic reliance upon faith alone, accompanied by a consequent disparagement of reason and utilized especially in the pursuit of philosophical or religious truth." The fideist therefore "urges reliance on faith rather than reason, in matters philosophical and religious," and therefore may go on to disparage the claims of reason.

Section 1: The different kinds of philosophy Moral philosophy, or the science of human nature, can be treated in two different ways, each of which has its own special merit and may contribute to the entertainment, instruction, and reformation of mankind [‘moral philosophy’ here covers every study involving human nature, including history.

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the Mormons). Interacting with Mormon missionaries is a rare treat for me. I’m currently abroad, working [ ]. BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON HUME AND KANT. Among the score or more of Enlightenment thinkers most significant to what is now philosophy of art, pride of place must go to David Hume () and Immanuel Kant ().

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In fact, the name "fideism" comes from the Latin word fides, which means "faith.". Read this book on Questia. Hume's Philosophical Development by James H. Noxon, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of Hume's Philosophical Development (). The philosophy of self is the study of the many conditions of identity that make one subject of experience distinct from other experiences.

The self is sometimes understood as a unified being essentially connected to consciousness, awareness, and agency. Hume proceeds to show that a number of complex ideas in philosophy, such as the idea of an immaterial self as the core of personal identity, fail to meet his empiricist criterion (see Treatise, Book I, Part IV, sec.

VI). But the most famous subject of his criticism is the relation of cause and effect. A genuine understanding of Hume's extraordinarily rich, important, and influential moral philosophy requires familiarity with all of his writings on vice and virtue, the passions, the will, and even judgments of beauty--and that means familiarity not only with large portions of A Treatise of Human Nature, but also with An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals and man/5(2).

Philosophers rarely write history, and David Hume () is unique in being recognized as one who made canonical contributions to both philosophy and history. Many think of Hume as a philosopher but in his own time he was known as an essayist and author of the six-volume History of England ().