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An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Morals
     

An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Morals

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by David Hume
 

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David Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals is often called Hume’s second Enquiry. His approach in the second Enquiry is largely an empirical one. Instead of beginning his moral inquiry with questions of how morality ought to operate, he purports to investigate primarily how we actually do make moral judgments. Of this work Hume said,

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David Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals is often called Hume’s second Enquiry. His approach in the second Enquiry is largely an empirical one. Instead of beginning his moral inquiry with questions of how morality ought to operate, he purports to investigate primarily how we actually do make moral judgments. Of this work Hume said, “of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best.”

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ISBN-13:
9781604595383
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at Georgetown University. He is one of the General Editors of the Clarendon Edition of the Works of David Hume.

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I found this text tremendously rewarding to teach. The naturalism is comfortable to me.