Religion and the 'sensitive branch' of human nature

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Crowe, Benjamin D.
Title Religion and the 'sensitive branch' of human nature
Date 2010-06
Description Abstract: While the theses that (1) human beings are primarily passional creatures and that (2) religion is fundamentally a product of our sensible nature are both closely linked to David Hume, Hume's contemporary Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782), also defended them and explored their implications. Importantly, Kames does not draw the same sceptical conclusions as does Hume. Employing a sophisticated account of the rationality of what he calls the ‘sensitive branch' of human nature, Kames argues that religion plays a central role in the development and perfection of human life.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Journal Title Religious Studies
Volume 46
Issue 2
First Page 251
Last Page 263
DOI 10.1017/S003441250999031X
citatation_issn 0034-4125
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Crowe, B.D. (2010). Religion and the 'sensitive branch' of human nature. Religious Studies, 46(2), 251-63.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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