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Intellectual Transformations and Elusive Reconciliation

Aziz al-Azmeh

in Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474447461
eISBN:
9781474480697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447461.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter sketches the course and ambiguities of modern intellectual transformations related to issue of religion and secularism. It takes up perceptions of historical backwardness, and various ... More


Hume on the origin of ‘modern honour’: A study in Hume’s philosophical development

John P. Wright

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Recent work on dating Hume’s manuscripts by M. A. Stewart, with further evidence adduced here, establishes the likelihood that Hume’s manuscript ‘An historical essay on chivalry and modern honour’ ... More


Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age

Ayala Fader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691169903
eISBN:
9780691201481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

What would you do if you questioned your religious faith, but revealing that would cause you to lose your family and the only way of life you had ever known? This book tells the fascinating, often ... More


Introduction

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter talks about Thomas Aikenhead, a twenty-year-old student from the town college of Edinburgh who was executed for blasphemy. Those hanged rarely died instantly, so onlookers would probably ... More


John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life

Timothy Larsen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753155
eISBN:
9780191814815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753155.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

John Stuart Mill observed in his Autobiography that he was a rare case in nineteenth-century Britain because he had not lost his religion but never had any. He was a freethinker from beginning to ... More


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