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Although discouraged by the outcome of this first volume of his history

Although discouraged by the outcome of this first volume of his history

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Although discouraged by the outcome of this first volume of his history, Hume did not abandon the  project, nor did he cease to write on other topics of interest. During the next few years, he published  in London a volume entitled  Natural History of Religion.  This book represented a rather wide  departure from the popular conceptions of religion since it was based on a naturalistic rather than a  supernaturalistic interpretation of religious phenomena. As an empiricist in philosophy, Hume  believed that any reliable knowledge which we may have in any field of inquiry must be based on the  facts of experience. From this point of view, he did not hesitate to expose what he regarded as the  more obvious fallacies involved in popular notions about religion.
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