Hume's Moral Theory
First Published in 1980. This volume looks at Hume's moral theory as a relatively neglected area of Hume's philosophy and Law. It explores Hume's account of what he called article virtues and his anticipations of utilitarianism.
'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.