Hume's Moral Theory

Hume's Moral Theory

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First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 11.43mm | 249g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 041510436X
  • 9780415104364
  • 1,473,632

Table of contents

Preface 1. Introduction: Outline of Hume's Theory 2. Some Predecessors: Hobbes, Shaftesbury, Clarke, Wollaston, Mandeville, Hutcheson, Butler 3. Hume's Psychology of Action (Treatise II iii 3) 4. Morality not Based on Reason (Treatise III 1 1) 5. Variants of Sentimentalism (Treatise III 1 2) 6. The Artificial Virtues: Justice and Property (Treatise III 11 1-4); The Obligation of Promises (Treatise III ii 5); The Artificiality of Justice (Treatise III ii 6); The Origin of Government and the Limits of Political Obligation (Treatise III 11 7-10); International Justice (Treatise III ii 11); Chastity and Modesty (Treatise III ii 12) 7. The Natural Virtues (Treaties III iii 1-5) 8. Some Successors: Smith, Price, Reid 9. Conclusions Notes Index
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'There are a number of fine books on Hume's moral theory, but Mackie's stands as one of the very best. Mackie manages to combine wonderfully an engaged and sympathetic reading of Hume with a sophisticated appreciation of the difficulties facing any Humean account of morality.' - Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, University of North Carolina.
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'There are a number of fine books on Hume's moral theory, but Mackie's stands as one of the very best. Mackie manages to combine wonderfully an engaged and sympathetic reading of Hume with a sophisticated appreciation of the difficulties facing any Humean account of morality.' - Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, University of North Carolina.
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