David Hume'un Agnostisizmi

March 2011
Ekev Academic Review;bahar2011, Vol. 15 Issue 47, p277
Academic Journal
There is no consensus on David Hume's standpoint concerning the discussions about God and religion. Hume assigns knowledge to sensations. His conception of knowledge requires an agnostic attitude when religious propositions are in question. Thus he argues that propositions of theism are not the subjects of knowledge. In this article, we will claim that he is an agnostic. Such a study is interesting, because, studies on Hume either argue that he is an atheist so he is an adversary of religion or he is a pious person but he is against the institutionalized religion and rational theology. In this article, we want to denote a minor distinction that although Hume is against the God of theism and institutionalized religion; he does not object to a belief that does not have a claim of philosophical knowledge. The reason of not opposing such a belief is not that he adopts this belief; however it is because of that such a belief has no cognitive feature at all.


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