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(15/05/2019)

David Hume and John Stuart Mill on the meaning of religion on Thursday, May 16 in the Molina de Segura Book Spring] | The presentation will take place at 8:00 pm, at the Salvador García Aguilar Library |

The act of presentation of the book Secular portraits.

David Hume and John Stuart Mill on the meaning of religion, by Joaquín Jareño, will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 8:00 pm, at the Salvador García Aguilar Library (at Avenida del Chorrico, n ° 44), within the program of the Spring Book 2019 of Molina de Segura, organized by the Department of Culture of the town council.

Intervenes, along with the author, Professor José Jesús García Hourcade, director of the IES Francisco de Goya.

Joaquín Jareño is Professor of Philosophy of Culture at the University of Murcia and Professor of Ethics and Philosophy at the IES Francisco de Goya, PhD in Philosophy from the University of Murcia and Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In 2012 he won the Miguel de Unamuno Essay Prize from the City Council of Bilbao for his work The Philosopher's Tomb, which is currently being translated into Russian and English.

Other of his books are On the free citizen.

Problems of Contemporary Political Philosophy (2016) and Religion and relativism in Wittgenstein (2001).

He has lectured on philosophy in numerous international academic forums.

On secular portraits.

David Hume and John Stuart Mill on the meaning of religion

As a fundamental issue in the lives of human beings, religion has been and continues to be the subject of analysis and discussion.

The need to respond to the last questions of our existence has made the religious discourse remain solid despite the many controversies raised in recent centuries.

David Hume and John Stuart Mill are two good examples of thinkers who have analyzed religion from the critical perspective of modernity.

Both authors carried out profound and erudite reflections that still maintain their influence today.

This work shows both this interest, and the considerations on theological or doctrinal issues that the two philosophers made following their examination of religious discourse.

Hume and Mill were also committed witnesses of their time.

Hume, an enlightened Scot who was suspicious of the traditional approaches of a society in changing uses.

Mill, implacable critic of social limitations, and defender of causes as just and noble as little recognized in the English political arena, which even went so far as to outline a proposal of religion to the human measure.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Molina de Segura

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