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David Hume pp 77-88 | Cite as

Hume on Religion

  • Stuart Hampshire
  • D. F. Pears
  • P. L. Gardiner
  • G. J. Warnock
  • Philippa Foot
  • B. A. O. Williams
  • H. R. Trevor-Roper

Abstract

Hume died on 25 August 1776, and his burial took place four days later. In the words of his biographer, E. C. Mossner: ‘A large crowd had gathered in St. David Street to watch the coffin being carried out. One of the crowd was overheard to remark, “Ah, he was an Atheist.” To which a companion returned: “No matter, he was an honest man.”’

Keywords

Religious Belief Moral Theory Moral Attribute Moderate Believer Sceptical Doubt 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Hampshire
  • D. F. Pears
  • P. L. Gardiner
  • G. J. Warnock
  • Philippa Foot
  • B. A. O. Williams
  • H. R. Trevor-Roper

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