An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals: A Critical Edition

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Clarendon Press, 1998 - Philosophy - 308 pages
This is the first new scholarly edition this century of one of the greatest works in the history of philosophy: David Hume's Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals. It is the first volume of the Clarendon Hume Edition, which will be the definitive edition for the foreseeable future. In this elegant and lucid Enquiry Hume gives an accessible presentation of his fully developed ethical theory, that is to say his theory of the foundation ofmorality in human nature. He considered this work to be `of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best'. The distinguished Hume scholar Tom Beauchamp presents an authoritative text accompanied by introduction, annotation, glossary, biographical sketches, bibliographies, andindexes.

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Tom L. Beauchamp is a Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University.

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