Religion and Faction in Hume's Moral Philosophy

Cambridge University Press (1997)
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This book explores Hume's concern with the destructiveness of religious factions and his efforts to develop, in his moral philosophy, a solution to factional conflict. Sympathy and the related capacity to enter into foreign points of view are crucial to the neutralization of religious zeal and the naturalization of ethics. Jennifer Herdt suggests that Hume's preoccupation with religious faction is the key which reveals the unity of his varied philosophical, aesthetic, political, and historical works.
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Call number B1499.H47 1997
ISBN(s) 0521073081   052155442X   9780521554428
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