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Hume's Presence in The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion$
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Robert J. Fogelin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190673505

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190673505.001.0001

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Part Five

Part Five

(p.40) Part Five
Hume's Presence in The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Robert J. Fogelin

Oxford University Press

Philo continues to subject Cleanthes’ machine-analogy arguments to Pyrrhonist challenges, and anticipates Cleanthes’ (Part 12) summary view that the origin of the universe “may bear some remote analogy to human intelligence.”

Keywords:   finite deity, Cicero, machine analogy, competing hypotheses, alternative deities

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