Buy New
  • List Price: $48.00
  • Save: $3.36 (7%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Religion and Faction in H... has been added to your Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $4.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Religion and Faction in Hume's Moral Philosophy (Cambridge Studies in Religion and Critical Thought) Paperback – September 4, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0521073080 ISBN-10: 0521073081 Edition: 1 Reissue

Buy New
Price: $44.64
18 New from $44.64 8 Used from $50.45
Rent from Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$109.25 $24.50
"Please retry"
$44.64 $50.45

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

Editorial Reviews


"Herdt has written a well-documented text that is particularly helpful in providing insight into the historial and contemporary influences on Hume." W. F. Desmond, Choice

"...Religion and Faction in Hume's Moral Philosophy constitutes a substantial and absolutely first class contribution to Hume scholarship." Antony Flew, International Philosophical Quarterly

"Herdt's book is an illuminating analysis both of the themes that tie together Hume's philosophy and of the history of developments in modern moral philosophy." Ethics

"Beyond its value as a study of complex and interrelated themes in Hume's writings, Herdt's book has relevance to conteomporary events. Herdt's book is an excellent introduction to a thinker whose understanding of religion and its role in public life continues to merit careful study." The Journal of Religion

Book Description

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.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers