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With the possible exception of his incalculably influential A Treatise of Human Nature this I think is Hume s finest work The Dialogues is a paradigm of sustained philosophical argumentation on a single subject and I can t think of a inspiring work of philosophy Another reason to read this book is that Hume is one of the few philosophical figures whose work is worth reading as literature His prose is of course lovely and clear as can be and the Dialogues is packed with the sort of evocative passages that readers of Hume except to find in his work Further he s clearly mastered the dialogue format as a way of writing philosophy He never turns his interlocutors into ciphers spouting the details of their respective positions Each characters has a forceful and distinct personality and each of them comes to the debate with a well defined position and adeuate means of defending it In short I can t recommend this book highly enoughMost of the Dialogues is devoted to discussion of a posteriori arguments for the existence of God The main argument considered here is the classical argument from design which Hume seems to understand as an analogical argument of the following sort the complexity and order of the universe show that it is similar to artifacts created by human intelligences similar causes have similar effects therefore the universe must have been created by a being with something like a human intelligence therefore the universe must have been created by GodHume s objections to this argument are legion and many of the individual objections are both ingenious and forceful He provides reasons for thinking that the universe isn t all that similar to artifacts created by human beings He argues for instance that at least in some respects the universe resembles animal or vegetable life than it resembles artifacts created by human beings Hume also provides for thinking that even if we think the universe is similar to a human artifact we ought to think the universe was created by a being uite unlike God The relevant empirical evidence he argues provides us with no good reason to think that the universe wasn t created by multiple beings large human artifacts are usually created by multiple beings or that the beings who created it are still alive human creators die or that the beings who created it were infinite it s not clear that creating the finite universe would have reuired infinite power or that the beings who created it were morally perfect the universe with all its misery and despair certainly isn t what one would expect from a perfect being Further he proposes certain alternative naturalistic explanations of the existence and nature of the universe and he claims that it s unclear why an appeal to divine creation is to be preferred to these speculative naturalistic stories of the universe s creationAs I hope this all too brief synopsis suggests Hume s cumulative case against the argument from design is uite impressive It is of course possible to avoid some of these criticisms in various ways and his speculative naturalistic explanations leave uite a bit to be desired But the total case is a philosophical demolition par excellence Indeed I m pretty sure that Hume has shown that the argument from design is or less worthless as support for anything resembling traditional theism So if you re enad of that argument I suggest you pick up book and wrestle with the criticisms found hereWhere then does Hume come down on the issue of theism It s hard to tell as it s not clear that any of the particular characters speaks for him Philo the character who often appears to be speaking for him never denies the existence of a deity he simply denies the ability of human reason to discover anything substantial about what such a being is like That Hume agrees with this is I think the most we can glean from this text about Hume s own religious views It seems clear that he has no sympathy for organized religion or for any religious views that purport to describe the nature of God His intentions or how and why He created the universe as He did And the only positive religious claim that is given respectful treatment here is the bare claim that we have reason to think that the cause of the universe as a whole is somewhat similar to a human intelligenceBut does acceptance of this minimal thesis amount to his being a theist Again it s very hard to tell First of course one might wonder whether this fairly vague positive view is enough to amount to some form of theism But let s put that issue to one side Even if it is enough to support some form of theism it s often difficult to tell whether Hume means to be advocating such a position here The problem is that it often seems Hume s explicit advocation of this position amounts to little than a description of what he thinks is an inevitable human tendency to think this way Given how our minds actually work he seems to think we re bound to think something like this about the origin of the universe Yet it s somewhat unclear that he thinks forming beliefs in this way is reliable It may simply be that we have a brute instinct to think in a way that insures we ll see the world as resulting from some human like intelligence and it s at least not clear that that isn t a debunking account of the plausibility of theism For support that this is a debunking explanation see his The Natural History of Religion where the explanations of various religious beliefs certainly seem to be one s that suggest those beliefs simply aren t plausiblePopkin s edition of the Dialogues which is fine for students and the general reader also includes the famous section on miracles from Hume s Enuiry concerning Human Understanding along with his posthumously published essays on suicide and on immortality And there s a short introduction that focuses on both Hume s intentions in these works and historical details concerning their creation publication and influence Finally the reader should be aware that spelling and capitalization have been modernized in this edition

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