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Rousseau and the Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar

Heinrich Meier

in On the Happiness of the Philosophic Life: Reflections on Rousseau's Rêveries in Two Books

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226074030
eISBN:
9780226074177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074177.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Jean-Jacques Rousseau's confrontation with the question of the right life, with faith's demand for obedience and the promises of religion, in Profession de foi du Vicaire ... More


Was Hume an “Atheist”?

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers to what extent the irreligious interpretation of the Treatise supports the charge of “atheism” and how this relates to Hume's philosophical commitments in his later writings in ... More


Hume's Lucretian Mission: Is It Self-Refuting?

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Whatever the merits of the irreligious interpretation of the Treatise, it may be argued that there remain significant puzzles and problems relating to the coherence of Hume's aim to discredit and ... More


Orthodoxy

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The fourth chapter shows that so-called orthodox critics of the Moderates had a more positive and comprehensive view of natural religion than the Moderates. The differences between them, including ... More


Explaining Religious Experience

Charles Taliaferro

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter highlights the importance of methodology in order to explain the religious experience the same way with the philosophy of mind. It focuses on the works of Daniel Dennett such as ... More


On the Happiness of the Philosophic Life: Reflections on Rousseau's Rêveries in Two Books

Heinrich Meier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226074030
eISBN:
9780226074177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074177.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents the author's confrontation with Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Les rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire, the philosopher's most beautiful and daring work, as well as his last and least ... More


Conduct and Doctrine

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Presbyterianism during the period from about 1720 to 1740, when a loosely defined group of heterodox clergymen emerged within the established Kirk. This group argued that ... More


The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Thomas Ahnert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the European Enlightenments it was often argued that moral conduct rather than adherence to certain theological doctrines was the true measure of religious belief. This book shows that the ... More


Religion, Morality, and Enlightenment

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book examines one of the main features of the so-called “religious” or “clerical Enlightenment” of the eighteenth century: the change of emphasis from theological doctrine to moral conduct as ... More


Moderates in the Late Enlightenment

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moderatism is often said to have declined intellectually from the 1790s onward, and to have turned into little more than a conservative, reactionary group that was interested primarily in securing ... More


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