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Qu’est-ce qu’être déiste ?
Suivi d’un appendice sur la fausse attribution à Humphrey Prideaux de A Letter to the Deists (1696)

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: La Lettre clandestine
    2013, n° 21
    . Déismes et déistes à l’âge classique
  • Author: Jaffro (Laurent)
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  • Abstract: The author poses the question not of « Who is a deist ? » but of what it means to be a deist. To be a deist is to claim a right to that title. Deism is essentially declarative. That does not mean that the deist is not hiding something; he may well, for example, be hiding his atheism. If deism is the claim to a name, it is highly unlikely that deism can be defined as an intellectual movement characterised by a given body of doctrine. Lastly, the question of deism culminates in the development of the category « nominal deism » as opposed to « real deism ». In an appendix, the author treats the question of the false attribution to Humphrey Prideaux of A Letter to the Deists (1696).
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  • Pages: 273 to 289
  • Last edition: 2013
  • Journal: The Clandestine Letter, n° 21

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-1247-9
  • ISSN: 2271-720X
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-1247-9.p.0273
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Digital parution date numérique: 09-11-2013
  • Periodicity: Annual
  • Language: French
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