An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals / Edition 1

An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals / Edition 1

by David Hume
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198751842

ISBN-13: 9780198751847

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this highly influential work, Hume sets out his theory of justice and benevolence and the other virtues and argues that morality is founded on the natural feelings or sentiments of humankind. The text printed in this edition is the Clarendon critical edition of Hume's works. Designed especially for students, this volume includes detailed explanatory notes on the

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In this highly influential work, Hume sets out his theory of justice and benevolence and the other virtues and argues that morality is founded on the natural feelings or sentiments of humankind. The text printed in this edition is the Clarendon critical edition of Hume's works. Designed especially for students, this volume includes detailed explanatory notes on the text, a glossary of terms, a full list of references, and a section of supplementary readings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198751847
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Oxford Philosophical Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory Material
How to Use this Book
List of Abbreviations
Editor's Introduction
1. Life and Early Publishing History
2. Hume's General Philosophy
3. Background Controversies in Moral Philosophy
4. Hume's Moral Philosophy
5. The Structure of the Text
6. Conclusion: Hume's Influence
The Text Printed in this Edition
Supplementary Reading
Part 2: The Text
An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals
1. Of the General Principles of Morals
2. Of Benevolence
3. Of Justice
4. Of Political Society
5. Why Utility Pleases
6. Of Qualities Useful to Ourselves
7. Of Qualities Immediately Agreeable to Ourselves
8. Of Qualities Immediately Agreeable to Others
9. Conclusion
Appendix 1. Concerning Moral Sentiment
Appendix 2. Of Self-love
Appendix 3. Some Farther Considerations with regard to Justice
Appendix 4. Of Some Verbal Disputes
A Dialogue
Part 3
Annotations to the Enquiry
Glossary
References
Index

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