Hume"s moral philosophy a commentary on the "Treatise" by R.D Miller

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  • Hume, David, -- 1711-1776 -- Ethics.,
  • Ethics.,
  • Philosophy.

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StatementR.D. Miller.
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LC ClassificationsB1499.E8 M54 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination117 p.
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20263218M
ISBN 10095112563X

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This book provides a great way to study Hume's moral philosophy. It includes the entirety of Hume's "Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals," very substantial portions of his "Treatise of Human Nature," and a selection of key essays on morality, politics, and art. The editor (Sayre-McCord) is an expert on Hume and contemporary meta-ethics/5(7).

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Livingston, Journal of the History of Philosophy)Cited by: David Hume: Moral Philosophy. Although David Hume () is commonly known for his philosophical skepticism, and empiricist theory of knowledge, he also made many important contributions to moral ’s ethical thought grapples with questions about the relationship between morality and reason, the role of human emotion in thought and action.

Philip A. Reed is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Canisius College, USA where he also codirects the Ethics and Justice Programs. His main areas of interest are in ethics, political philosophy, and moral psychology.

His articles on Hume's moral psychology appear in such places as History of Philosophy Quarterly, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and Canadian.

The next book is usually known by philosophers as The First Enquiry, but its full title is An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. This was written about a decade after the Treatise, and it was designed to make the doctrines of the Treatise — or at least the ones that by that time Hume found himself wedded to — more accessible.

These are the doctrines of the first book of the. A genuine understanding of Hume's extraordinarily rich, important, and influential moral philosophy requires familiarity with all of his writings on vice and virtue, the passions, the will, and even judgments of beauty--and that means familiarity not only with large portions of A Treatise of Human Nature, but also with An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals and/5.

A summary of A Treatise of Human Nature, Book III: “Of Morals” in 's David Hume (–). Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of David Hume (–) and what it means.

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An introduction to Hume’s moral philosophy outlined in volume three of the Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals. Hume was a sentimentalist, naturalist. David Hume (/ h juː m Humes moral philosophy book born David Home; 7 May NS (26 April OS) – 25 August ) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and Humes moral philosophy book, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, scepticism, and naturalism.

Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic Alma mater: University of Edinburgh. Recent work at the intersection of moral philosophy and the philosophy of psychology has dealt mostly with Aristotelian virtue ethics.

The dearth of scholarship that engages with Hume&#;s moral philosophy, however, is both noticeable and peculiar.

Hume's Moral Philosophy and. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Moral and Political Philosophy by David Hume at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Hume devoted the second book of the Treatise to an account of the human passions and a discussion of their role in the operation of the human will.

It is our feelings or sentiments, Hume claimed, that exert practical influence over human volition and action. Our feelings provide a natural guide for moral conduct. Hume worked out the details. The book has two aims. First, to examine the extent and significance of the connection between Hume's aesthetics and his moral philosophy; and, second, to consider how, in light of the connection, his moral philosophy answers central questions in ethics.

The first aim is realized in chapters Cited by: David Hume, a british and empiricist philosopher, wrote essentially the following works: – Treatise of Human Nature () – Essays Concerning Human Understanding (() – Natural History of Religion () In summary, David Hume criticized the dogmatic rationalism of the seventeenth century and brought the principle of causality in the subjective opinion.

A genuine understanding of Hume's extraordinarily rich, important, and influential moral philosophy requires familiarity with all of his writings on vice and virtue, the passions, the will, and even judgments of beauty--and that means familiarity not only with large portions of A Treatise of Human Nature, but also with An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals and /5(24).

Give an account of Hume’s theory of knowledge and his moral philosophy. Discuss aspects of his theory of knowledge and/or his moral philosophy, e.g., his view of personal identity (the ‘I’), his view of the external world, his view of causality, his skepticism in general, or his view that feelings are the basis of ethics.

Hume’s moral philosophy is perhaps best seen as the synthesis of four main philosophical ideas: empiricism, subjectivism (more specifically sentimentalism), impartial spectator theory, and utilitarian thought.

Although Hume is often associated. This book reflects a professional lifetime of preoccupation with the fertile mind of David Hume. Having written and spoken on a wide variety of issues in Hume's philosophy in general and his moral philosophy in particular, I have decided to attempt to construct a coherent account of Hume's moral philosophy both with an eye to those issues which have persistently vexed his.

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Hume's main ethical writings are Book 3 of his Treatise of Human Nature, Of Morals (which builds on Book 2, Of the Passions), his Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, and some of his Essays. In part the moral Enquiry simply recasts central ideas from the moral part of the Treatise in a more accessible style; but there are important Authors: Rachel Cohon, State University of.

“The 18th-century writer David Hume is one of the world’s great philosophical voices because he hit upon a key fact about human nature: that we are more influenced by our feelings than by reason. David Hume, Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.

Despite the enduring impact of his theory of knowledge, Hume seems to have considered himself chiefly as a. Rachel Cohon offers an original interpretation of the moral philosophy of David Hume, focusing on two areas.

Firstly, his metaethics. Cohon reinterprets Hume's claim that moral distinctions are not derived from reason and explains why he makes it.

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There is no doubt that Hume's reconciliation of freedom and necessity was a. Treatise of Human Nature Book III: Morals David Hume Moral distinctions aren’t derived from reason accepted maxims of philosophy or of common life.

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The book explores the hitherto neglected social contexts. Hume recast the moral philosophy of the Treatise's Book III in An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (). In both texts Hume clearly maintained that human agency and moral obligation are best considered as functions of human passions rather than as.

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Book Description. David Hume is widely recognised as the greatest philosopher to have written in the English language. His Treatise on Human Nature is one of the most important works of moral philosophy ever written.

Hume on Morality introduces and assesses * Hume's life and the background of the Treatise * The ideas and text in the Treatise * Hume's continuing .

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