Dialogues concerning natural religion ; and, The natural history of religion by David Hume

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York .

Written in English

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  • Natural theology -- Early works to 1800,
  • Religion -- Philosophy -- Early works to 1800

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Other titlesDialogues concerning natural religion, Natural history of religion
StatementDavid Hume ; edited with an introduction by J.C.A. Gaskin
SeriesWorld"s classics
ContributionsGaskin, J. C. A., Hume, David, 1711-1776.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB1493 .D52 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii, 218 p. ;
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16765168M
ISBN 100192829327
LC Control Number93018246

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