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Morals, motivation, and convention : Hume's influential doctrines

Author: Francis Snare
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1991 book is about the continuing influence of Hume's ideas on moral and political philosophy. In part, it is a critical exegesis of Hume's most impressive and challenging doctrines in Book III of the Treatise of Human Nature on such topics as morals, motivation, justice, and social institutions. However, the main thrust of the argument is to throw into relief the importance of that discussion for contemporary  Read more...
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Snare, Francis.
Morals, motivation, and convention.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991
(DLC) 90038743
(OCoLC)21676263
Named Person: David Hume; David Hume; David Hume; David Hume
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Snare
ISBN: 9781139172370 1139172379
OCLC Number: 818213481
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Argument for Sentimentalism: 1. A systematic ambiguity; 2. The influence argument; 3. Some bad reasons for believing the first premiss; 4. The Humean theory of motivating reasons; 5. The provocative Humean theory of motivation; Part II. The Problems and Consequences of Sentimentalism: 6. Continuity and circularity; 7. The problem with justice; 8. The conservative theory of justice; 9. Convention and institutional facts; 10. Convention and the regard to justice; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: Francis Snare.
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