Freedom and Moral Sentiment: Hume's Way of Naturalizing Responsibility

Freedom and Moral Sentiment: Hume's Way of Naturalizing Responsibility

by Paul Russell

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ISBN-13: 9780195152906
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/11/2002
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsxi
Introduction3
Part I.The Necessity of Moral Sentiment
1.Logic, "Liberty", and the Metaphysics of Responsibility11
2.Minding the Matter of Necessity: A Paradox Regarding Causation24
3.Causation, Compulsion, and Compatibilism43
4.The Naturalism of Hume's "Reconciling Project"58
5.Hume's Naturalism and Strawson's Reconciling Project71
Part II.The Elements of Responsibility
6.The Content and Objects of Moral Sentiment87
7.Action, Character, and Excuses95
8.Will, Intention, Feeling: The Indications of Character110
9.The Involuntary Nature of Moral Character124
10.Retributive Feeling and the Utility of Punishment137
11.Pride, Fortune, and the Godless Man154
12.Responsibility Naturalized: A Qualified Defence of Hume170
Bibliography187
Index193

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