1st Edition

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hume on Morality

By James Baillie Copyright 2000
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    David Hume is widely recognised as the greatest philosopher to have written in the English language. His Treatise on Human Nature is one of the most important works of moral philosophy ever written.
    Hume on Morality introduces and assesses
    * Hume's life and the background of the Treatise
    * The ideas and text in the Treatise
    * Hume's continuing importance to philosophy

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Background on the understanding; Chapter 3 The passions; Chapter 4 Motivation and will; Chapter 5 Against moral rationalism; Chapter 6 The virtues; Chapter 7 The moral stance;


    James Baillie is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Portland. He is the author of Problems in Personal Identity (1993) and editor of Contemporary Analytic Philosophy (1997),
    University College London

    '... A superb example of sober thinking and meticulous attention to detail... generate interest that it deserves.' - Journal of Consciousness Studies