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Alan Nelson

Differences in religious pronouncements are just as sensible as differences in complexion. War inspired by associations of religious pronouncements with perfidy or inferiority (or whatever) seems on a par with war inspired by associations of complexion with perfidy or inferiority (or whatever).

Hume's making the bad argument you discuss might be taken as further evidence of a kind of racism.

Eric Schliesser

Yeah, I have come to the conclusion that the folk that reflexively defend Hume really have read very little Hume or have read it not very attentively.

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