An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals [NOOK Book]

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David Hume's An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals argues that morals are not based in rational thought, but rather are sentimental endeavors. This text highlights how approval and disapproval can be used to make moral judgments, and how this might elevate certain aspects of society. Hume's book delves into the human psyche and, therefore, aids our understanding of society and life as a whole.
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Overview

David Hume's An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals argues that morals are not based in rational thought, but rather are sentimental endeavors. This text highlights how approval and disapproval can be used to make moral judgments, and how this might elevate certain aspects of society. Hume's book delves into the human psyche and, therefore, aids our understanding of society and life as a whole.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627931526
  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 4/29/2013
  • Series: Unabridged Start Publishing LLC
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 907,563
  • File size: 233 KB

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David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist.
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Table of Contents

How to Use this Book 3
List of Abbreviations 5
Editor's introduction 7
The Text Printed in this Edition 54
Supplementary Reading 55
An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals 71
1 Of the General Principles of Morals 73
2 Of Benevolence 78
3 Of Justice 83
4 Of Political Society 99
5 Why Utility Pleases 104
6 Of Qualities Useful to Ourselves 119
7 Of Qualities Immediately Agreeable to Ourselves 131
8 Of Qualities Immediately Agreeable to Others 139
9 Conclusion 145
App. 1 Concerning Moral Sentiment 157
App. 2 Of Self-Love 164
App. 3 Some Farther Considerations with Regard to Justice 170
App. 4 Of Some Verbal Disputes 176
A Dialogue 185
Annotations to the Enquiry 203
Glossary 258
References 266
Index 275
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