Hume's Moral Theory

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Routledge, Sep 2, 2003 - Philosophy - 176 pages
Hume's moral theory was the most important contribution to the sustained debate among the British Moralists of the 17th and 18th centuries. J.L. Mackie's classic text examines this debate and provides an excellent introduction to some of the main problems of moral philosophy.
 

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Contents

OUTLINE OF HUMES THEORY
1
HOBBES SHAFTESBURY CLARKE WOLLASTON MANDEVILLE HUTCHESON BUTLER
7
III HUMES PSYCHOLOGY OF ACTION
44
IV MORALITY NOT BASED ON REASON
50
V VARIANTS OF SENTIMENTALISM
63
VI THE ARTIFICIAL VIRTUES
75
VII THE NATURAL VIRTUES
119
SMITH PRICE REID
129
IX CONCLUSIONS
144
NOTES
156
INDEX
162

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