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  1. Christina Chuang (2015). Recent Works on Hutcheson. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 13 (2):115-121.
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  2. Christina Chuang (2015). John McHugh, Francis Hutcheson: Selected Writings. Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2014. 250 Pp. $29.90 Pb. ISBN 9781845405076. [REVIEW] Journal of Scottish Philosophy 13 (2):165-168.
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  3. Giovanni B. Grandi (2015). Providential Naturalism and Miracles: John Fearn's Critique of Scottish Philosophy. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 13 (1):75-94.
    According to Thomas Reid, the development of natural sciences following the model of Newton's Principia and Optics would provide further evidence for the belief in a provident God. This project was still supported by his student, Dugald Stewart, in the early nineteenth century. John Fearn , an early critic of the Scottish common sense school, thought that the rise of ‘infidelity’ in the wake of scientific progress had shown that the apologetic project of Reid and Stewart had failed. In reaction (...)
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  4. Ryan Patrick Hanley (2015). Adam Smith on the ‘Natural Principles of Religion. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 13 (1):37-53.
    Smith scholars have become interested of late in his thoughts on religion, and particularly the question of the degree to which Smith's understanding of religion was indebted to the influence of his close friend Hume. Until now this debate has largely focused on three elements of Smith's religious thought: his personal beliefs, his conception of natural religion, and his treatment of revealed religion. Yet largely unexplored has been one of the most important elements of Smith's thinking about religion: namely his (...)
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  5. Eugene Heath (2015). In the Garden of God: Religion and Vigour in the Frame of Ferguson's Thought. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 13 (1):55-74.
    Although Adam Ferguson is regarded typically as a secular thinker, the larger frame of this thought may reflect his theism. After recounting, in summary fashion, elements of Ferguson's life, the paper sets forth his embrace of standard doctrines of eighteenth-century natural theology, including the metaphysical basis between mind, activity, and moral happiness, as well as Ferguson's treatment of an important theme of Christian belief – human sinfulness. Turning to Ferguson's moral theory, it is argued that energetic and moralized activity, vigour, (...)
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  6. Nathan Sasser (2015). Hume and the Implanted Knowledge of God. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 13 (1):17-35.
    Hume is justly famous for his criticisms of theistic proofs. However, what is less well-known is that Hume also criticized the claim that belief in God, simply because it is natural, is justified without supporting argument. Hume certainly encountered this claim in his own Protestant milieu, as various textual clues throughout his corpus indicate. His own endorsement of natural beliefs raises the possibility that religious belief might be justified without argument. One of Hume's chief aims in The Natural History of (...)
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  7. Andre C. Willis (2015). The Potential Use-Value of Hume's ‘True Religion. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 13 (1):1-15.
    Many hold that Hume was an atheist, that he despised the church, and that he was a devastating critic of religion. One cannot deny, however, the references to ‘true religion’ in his work, his sometimes seemingly favorable references to Deity, his call for religion in ‘every civilized community’, and his sense of ‘natural belief’. The following essay describes a speculative Humean ‘true religion’ and discusses its potential use-value for contemporary philosophy of religion. It begins, anecdotally, with a description of Hume's (...)
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