A Struggle for Authority: Government, Religion, and Hume’s Support for an Established Church.

Celentano, Paul A.

2014

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  • Abstract: Through a comprehensive analysis of David Hume’s political writings, this thesis examines Hume’s support of an established church on the basis of its political utility for maintaining the authority of civil government. Hume argues that government’s most essential function is to provide for the safety of its people, but that in order to do so it must first have authority sufficient to sec... read more
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