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Hume's moral theory

Author: J L Mackie
Publisher: London ; Boston : Routledge & K. Paul, 1980.
Series: International library of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hume's moral theory was the most important contribution to the sustained debate among the British Moralists of the 17th and 18th centuries. J.L. Mackie's classic text examines this debate and provides an excellent introduction to some of the main problems of moral philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: David Hume; David Hume
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J L Mackie
ISBN: 113813693X 9781138136939 1134848099 9781134848096 1280055863 9781280055867 9786610055869 6610055866 0203359895 9780203359891
OCLC Number: 1109289892
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (173 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Outline of Hume's Theory; Some Predecessors: Hobbes, Shaftesbury, Clarke, Wollaston, Mandeville, Hutcheson, Butler; Hume's Psychology of Action (Treatise II iii 3); Morality not Based on Reason (Treatise III i 1); Variants of Sentimentalism (Treatise III i 2); The Artificial Virtues; The Natural Virtues (Treatise III iii 1 5); Some Successors: Smith, Price, Reid; Conclusions; Notes; Index
Series Title: International library of philosophy.
Responsibility: J.L. Mackie.

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Hume's moral theory was the most important contribution to the sustained debate among the British Moralists of the 17th and 18th centuries. J.L. Mackie's classic text examines this debate and provides an excellent introduction to some of the main problems of moral philosophy.

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