Author(s)Juan Andrés Mercado
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AbstractDavid Hume wrote several works on religious matters. His Dialogues concerning natural religion present his ideas on natural theology and the so-called natural religion. My aim in this study is to underline some aspects of his Natural History of Religion, in which he presents a deductive history of the religious institutions. By "deductive" I mean a method with a preconception of the studied subject matter, which is interpreted within this framework. Such a method usually produces a very limited conception of the issue. However Hume's brilliant style and sharp criticism, which is indebted to Bayle's written works had been very successful in modelling our way of addressing religious affairs.