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Spectres Of False Divinity

Author : Thomas Holden
ISBN : 9780191614750
Genre : Philosophy
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Spectres of False Divinity presents a historical and critical interpretation of Hume's rejection of the existence of a deity with moral attributes. In Hume's view, no first cause or designer responsible for the ordered universe could possibly have moral attributes; nor could the existence (or non-existence) of such a being have any real implications for human practice or conduct. Hume's case for this 'moral atheism' is a central plank of both his naturalistic agenda in metaphysics and his secularizing program in moral theory. It complements his wider critique of traditional theism, and threatens to rule out any religion that would make claims on moral practice. Thomas Holden situates Hume's commitment to moral atheism in its historical and philosophical context, offers a systematic interpretation of his case for divine amorality, and shows how Hume can endorse moral atheism while maintaining his skeptical attitude toward traditional forms of cosmological and theological speculation.

Characterisks The Second Edition Corrected With The Addition Of Treatise Vii Viz A Notion Of The Historical Draught Or Tablature Of The Judgment Of Hercules And A Letter Concerning The Art Or Science Of Design Edited By Thomas Micklethwaite With A Portrait

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The Plant A Biography Translated By A Henfrey Second Edition With Additions

Author : Matthias Jacob Schleiden
ISBN : BL:A0019895538
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Dialoge Ber Nat Rliche Religion

Author : Hume, David
ISBN : 9783787324583
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Die posthum 1779 erschienenen Dialoge über natürliche Religion sind das religionsphilosophische Hauptwerk David Humes. Nicht die Beweisbarkeit von Gottes Dasein sind ihr Thema, sondern die Frage, ob sich mittels der Vernunft etwas über Gottes Wesen aussagen lässt. Dieser Ansicht waren im 18. Jahrhundert die Deisten: Gestützt auf die Einsichten der modernen Naturwissenschaften – wie sie insbesondere in Newtons Werk greifbar waren – glaubten sie, Gottes Prädikate benennen zu können. ?Hume zeigt in seinem dialogisch aufgebauten Werk die Unhaltbarkeit dieses Anspruchs der Physikotheologie. Weder die natürlichen noch die moralischen Eigenschaften der Gottheit können aus der Zweckmäßigkeit und Schönheit der Welt hergeleitet werden. Damit war der Deismus am Ende, und zugleich war damit das Projekt einer rationalen Theologie als unmöglich erwiesen. Eine eigene Lösung des religiösen Problems liefert Hume nicht, aber er deutet am Ende des Werks an, wo diese liegen könnte. ?Humes Dialoge nehmen also kritisch Stellung zur Religion, indem sie vorgebliche Beweisansprüche destruieren. Sie tun dies auf eine konzise, nüchterne, an der Sache orientierte Art und Weise, die als vorbildlich gelten darf. Auch deshalb sind die Dialoge ein Klassiker der modernen Religionsphilosophie. Das Werk hat nichts von seiner Aktualität verloren und ist in den Debatten um das Gottesproblem bis in die unmittelbare Gegenwart hinein lebendig wie kaum ein zweites.

Milton A Poem And The Final Illuminated Works

Author : William Blake
ISBN : 0691001480
Genre : Art
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William Blake's Milton, one of his two great illuminated epics, is featured in this fifth volume of the Blake Trust collected edition of Blake's illuminated books. This is the first-ever reproduction of the magnificent copy of Milton in the New York Public Library, presented here in full colour. As the editors demonstrate, this was Blake's own copy and reflects his final intentions for one of his most sublime, and at the same time most personal, poems. Blake's three final works in illuminated printing, The Ghost of Abel, On Homers Poetry [and] On Virgil, and Laocoon, are also included in this volume. Although brief, these texts and their accompanying designs present some of Blake's most important statements on art, religion, and the spirit of imagination they share. Nineteen additional illustrations of related drawings and variant printings of the plates, many in colour, supplement all four works. Milton is a difficult and cryptic poem for those uninitiated in the ways of Blake's allusive and allegorical style. In an introductory essay, the editors directly address the nature of the poem's complexity, demonstrate how Blake's methods set out to disconcert conventional concepts of time, space, and human identity, and suggest some ways readers coming to Milton for the first time can understand and enjoy the challenges it offers. The editors also present a plate-by-plate commentary on how the illustrations contribute to the creation of a composite, visual-verbal experience. The extensive notes to the newly-edited letterpress text will also assist readers through Milton, its central themes and its byways, its heights and its depths. An equally helpful introduction and notes are provided for the three shorter works. Scholars will find much new information in this volume. The editors describe the experimental graphic techniques Blake used in Milton and uncover the multiple layers of revision he lavished on the copy reproduced. A previously unrecognized version of one of the most important full-page designs is described for the first time, while the generally-accepted dates of composition for the three final illuminated works have been revised substantially. The introduction and notes offer fresh insights into the difficult relationship between Blake and his patron William Hayley that in turn shaped Blake's sense of his great predecessor, John Milton, and the role he would play in Milton.

Pinnock S Improved Edition Of Dr Goldsmith S Abridgment Of The History Of England With A Continuation To The Close Of The Year 1830 Twenty Second Edition Revised By W C Taylor

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The Broadview Anthology Of British Literature The Victorian Era Second Edition

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