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Hume"s moral and political philosophy

David Hume

Hume"s moral and political philosophy

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Published by Hafner in Darien .
Written in English


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Statementedited with an introduction by Henry D. Aiken.
SeriesHafner library of classics -- No.3
ContributionsAiken, Henry D.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13662225M


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MORAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Paperback – January 1, by David Hume (Author), Henry D. Aiken (Editor) See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ Cited by: Hume's Moral and Political Philosophy [David Hume] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. General Overviews. There are now a number of reliable introductory overviews of Hume’s main contributions to ethics and political philosophy.

Baillie is the only reliable book-length treatment at an introductory level. Harris provides an overview of some of the principal interpretative issues.

Cohon and Fieser are freely available online. 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 : 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. Although David Hume never produced a single comprehensive work that encapsulated his views on politics, his various writings address a broad range of topics of relevance to political philosophy.

He critiques the social contract theory of Hobbes and Locke, and he offers an alternative, evolutionary account of the origins of government. Hume sees all governments as Author: Neil McArthur. 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.

But his next venture, Essays, Moral and Political (–42), won some success. Perhaps encouraged by this, he became a candidate for the chair of moral philosophy at Edinburgh in Objectors alleged heresy and even atheism, pointing to the Treatise as evidence (Hume’s Autobiography notwithstanding, the work had not gone unnoticed).

Get this from a library. Moral and political philosophy. [David Hume; Henry D Aiken] -- "Selected bibliography": pages liii. A treatise of human nature, book 3: Of morale; preceded by selections from book 2: Of the passionsAn enquiry concerning the principles of moralsEssays.

And, perhaps most discouraging, Hume's political ideas are expressed in the "moral philosophy" terminology of the eighteenth century, a terminology that we find dull and disengaging.

Nevertheless, I saw that Hume had a high, if often unexplained. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

The Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary were included as Volume 3 of The Philosophical Works of David Hume (Edinburgh, ; reprinted in and ) and again as Volume 3 of a later edition by T. Green and T. Grose, also entitled The Philosophical Works of David Hume (London: Longmans, Green and Co., –75; vol.

3, reprinted in. David Hume is commonly known as one of the greatest philosophers to write in English. He was also one of the foremost political and economic theorists and one of the finest historians of the eighteenth century. His political essays reflect the entire range of his intellectual engagement with politics--as political philosophy, political observation and political history--and function as an.

David Hume (/ h juː m /; born David Home; 7 May NS (26 April OS) – 25 August ) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, 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.

The book was not widely reviewed and failed to arouse the public debate Hume hoped for. In andHume published his two-volume Essays, Moral and Political, which met with better success than the Treatise.

Hume decided that the problem with his Treatise was its style, not its content, so he reworked it into several smaller publications.

A summary of An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals in 's David Hume (–). Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of David Hume (–) and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. The-Philosophy helps high-school & university students but also curious people on human sciences to quench their thirst for knowledge.

The site thus covers the main philosophical traditions, from the Presocratic to the contemporary philosophers, while trying to bring a philosophical reading to the cultural field in general, such as cinema, literature, politics or music.

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.

Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary () is a two-volume compilation of essays by David Hume. Part I includes the essays from Essays, Moral and Political, plus two essays from Four content of this part largely covers political and aesthetic issues.

Part II includes the essays from Political Discourses, most of which develop economic : A Treatise of Human Nature, An Enquiry. Read this book on Questia. Read the full-text online edition of Hume's Moral and Political Philosophy (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Hume's Moral and Political Philosophy.

Moral and Political Selections 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.

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. In Hume's Social Philosophy, Christopher J Finlay presents a highly original and engaging reading of David Hume's landmark text, A Treatise of Human Nature, and political writings published immediately after it, articulating a unified view of his theory of human nature in society and his political philosophy.

The book explores the hitherto neglected social contexts. Hume’s political theory has had surprisingly little direct and systematic influence on contemporary political philosophy, despite the historical fact that his contemporaries were far more.

On the one hand, Hume appropriated Newton’s view of the universe in his philosophy. For Hume, following Newton, the universe has its own nature and dynamics which is intelligible by the human mind. What the human mind can hope for, therefore, is to simply describe how the universe works through systematization or the act of putting together.

A person of interest whose name is David Hume has set an interesting theory for ethics that he believes people should live by or at least follow to the best of their abilities. To begin Hume’s moral theory is comprised of four theses which are “(1) Reason alone cannot be a motive to the will, but rather is the “slave of the passions” (2.

David Hume (–) is the author of several important works, including A Treatise of Human Nature and An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Coventry is former executive vice president of the Hume Society and associate professor of philosophy at Portland State Valls is associate professor of political science at Oregon.

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.

As part of the tried and true model of informal essay writing, Hume began publishing his Essays: Moral, Political and Literary in The majority of these finely honed treatises fall into three distinct areas: political theory, economic theory and aesthetic stingly, Hume's was motivated to produce a collection of informal essays given.

This is a book about the continuing influence of Hume's ideas on moral and political philosophy. In part, it is a critical exegesis of Hume's most impressive and challenging doctrines in Book III of the Treatise of Human Nature on such topics as morals, motivation, justice, and social institutions/5(2).

The standard edition of Hume’s essays is Hume (cited under Essays Moral, Political, and Literary): the Liberty Classics edition of Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary. The only currently available print edition of Hume’s History of England is also published by Liberty Classics.

Both editions are very affordable. Morals excite passions, and produce or prevent actions. Reason of itself is utterly impotent in this particular.

The rules of morality, therefore, are not conclusions of our reason. -- David Hume Today in history is David Hume's birthday.

Hume was a 18th century Scottish philosopher who's writings have gotten more attention lately because modern psychologists. A major strength of this collection is that the contributors come from a diverse set of fields – philosophy, economics, political science, history and literature.

This promotes a comprehensive reading of Hume’s political economy, taking into account his entire set of writings and correspondence, in a way that captures his polymathic genius. 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.

Kant based his moral theory on reason and thus "the categorical imperative" "act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law" Hume on the other hand based his moral theory on emotion or subjective response to action.

"reason is and ought to be the slave of the passions". Treatise, Hume began to publish essays on moral and political themes. His Essays, Moral and Political was brought out late in by Alexander Kincaid, Edinburgh’s leading publisher. *5 A second volume of essays appeared under the same title early in*6 and later that year, a “Second Edition, Corrected” of the first volume was.

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).

The title of my book, Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy, might mislead. One might protest, with some justification, that since neither "projection" nor "realism" is Hume's term and that both carry a severe threat of anachronism, discussing them in connection with Hume is.

“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. It is also worth noting that Hume refers to Lucian's writings both in the first Enquiry (–3, ) and in ‘The Sceptic’ (Hume, David, Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary, rev.

Miller, Eugene F. (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, ),; also in An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding and Other Writings, –8).Cited by: 9.