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Philosophiae moralis institutio compendiaria : with a short introduction to moral philosophy

Author: Francis Hutcheson; Luigi Turco
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Liberty Fund, 2007.
Series: Natural law and enlightenment classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Francis Hutcheson was one of the most important figures in the Scottish Enlightenment. He influenced not only leading thinkers, such as David Hume, Adam Smith, and Thomas Reid, but also a wider circle of intellectuals in England, Europe, and America." "Hutcheson viewed philosophy as a practical matter, not merely a theoretical exercise, and in his Philosophiae Moralis Instituto Compendiaria, we have his arguments  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Hutcheson; Luigi Turco
ISBN: 9780865974524 0865974527 9780865974531 0865974535 0865974462 9780865974463 0865974470 9780865974470
OCLC Number: 1071884283
Language Note: Text in Latin and English on facing pages.
Description: xxvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Abbreviations --
Philosophiae moralis institutio compendiaria --
A short introduction to moral philosophy --
Bibliography of ancient literature referred to by Hutcheson --
Bibliography of modern literature.
Series Title: Natural law and enlightenment classics.
Other Titles: Philosophiae moralis institutio compendiaria.
Responsibility: Francis Hutcheson ; edited and with an introduction by Luigi Turco.

Abstract:

"Francis Hutcheson was one of the most important figures in the Scottish Enlightenment. He influenced not only leading thinkers, such as David Hume, Adam Smith, and Thomas Reid, but also a wider circle of intellectuals in England, Europe, and America." "Hutcheson viewed philosophy as a practical matter, not merely a theoretical exercise, and in his Philosophiae Moralis Instituto Compendiaria, we have his arguments for how to live a virtuous, useful, engaged life based on belief in the benevolence of God, the harmony of the universe, and the sociable dispositions of human beings. The aim was to provide a text for university students, putting forward Hutcheson's optimistic view of human nature and its relationship to the Divinity, as well as providing students with the knowledge of natural and civil law required by the university curriculum." "In this Liberty Fund edition, the Latin text of 1745, Philosophiae Moralis Instituto Compendiaria, is printed facing its 1747 English translation, A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy. Passages left untranslated in the 1747 edition have been rendered into English for the first time, and the anonymous translator's interpolations have been identified. Luigi Turco's introduction and extensive annotations provide context, references, and, where needed, clarification for the modern reader."--Jacket.

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