- 東京工芸大学工学部紀要. 人文・社会編 (ISSN:03876055)
- vol.22, no.2, pp.39-50, 1999
Deism, a philosophical, theological, and, religious idea of deity in modern age, is much included and connected in the traditional old ones. In this paper, I treat of deism itself and other ideas of gods surrounding it. The content of this report is divided into three parts; firstly, the essence of deism and the connection with theism, secondly, in relation to atheism, naturalism, and free-thinking, thirdly, from some aspects of pantheism. Through these reasonings, I intend to clarify a fine resemblance and difference, and to make a comparison and contrast with deism and the others. As a result of these investigations, I seek to connect many-sided objects of deism-study with important points of other deities. I hope, afterwards, to improve a further study for real meanings of the broad deism.