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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Hume on Morality

ISBN 9780415180498
Published July 25, 2000 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

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;

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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