The Resource Hume's morality : feeling and fabrication, Rachel Cohon

Hume's morality : feeling and fabrication, Rachel Cohon

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Hume's morality : feeling and fabrication
Title
Hume's morality
Title remainder
feeling and fabrication
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Cohon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rachel Cohon offers an original interpretation of the moral philosophy of David Hume, focusing on two areas. Firstly, his metaethics. Cohon reinterprets Hume's claim that moral distinctions are not derived from reason and explains why he makes it. She finds that Hume did not actually hold three 'Humean' claims: 1) that beliefs alone cannot move us to act, 2) that evaluative propositions cannot be validly inferred from purely factual propositions, or 3) that moral judgments lack truth value. According to Hume, human beings discern moral virtues and vices by means of feeling or emotion in a way rather like sensing; but this also gives the moral judge a truth-apt idea of a virtue or vice as a felt property. Secondly, Cohon examines the artificial virtues. Hume says that although many virtues are refinements of natural human tendencies, others (such as honesty) are constructed by social convention to make cooperation possible; and some of these generate paradoxes. She argues that Hume sees these traits as prosthetic virtues that compensate for deficiencies in human nature. However, their true status clashes with our common-sense conception of a virtue, and so has been concealed, giving rise to the paradoxes."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohon, Rachel
Index
index present
LC call number
B1499.E8
LC item number
C64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • Ethics
  • Ethiek
  • Metaethik
  • Tugend
  • Ethik
  • Ethics
Label
Hume's morality : feeling and fabrication, Rachel Cohon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [268]-275) and index
Contents
PART I: FEELING VIRTUE; 1. Our Common Reading of Hume's Metaethics; 2. The Causes of Motivating Passions; 3. Reason Alone and Moral Discrimination; 4. Feeling Virtue and the Reality of Moral Distinctions; 5. The Common Point of View; PART II: FABRICATING VIRTUE; 6. The Difficulty with the Virtue of Honesty; 7. Fidelity to Promises and the Peculiar Act of the Mind; 8. The Shackles of Virtue: Allegiance to Government; 9. Criticizing Hume's List of Virtues and Vices; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 285 p.
Isbn
9780199268443
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009275029
System control number
  • (OCoLC)225874133
  • (OCoLC)ocn225874133
Label
Hume's morality : feeling and fabrication, Rachel Cohon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [268]-275) and index
Contents
PART I: FEELING VIRTUE; 1. Our Common Reading of Hume's Metaethics; 2. The Causes of Motivating Passions; 3. Reason Alone and Moral Discrimination; 4. Feeling Virtue and the Reality of Moral Distinctions; 5. The Common Point of View; PART II: FABRICATING VIRTUE; 6. The Difficulty with the Virtue of Honesty; 7. Fidelity to Promises and the Peculiar Act of the Mind; 8. The Shackles of Virtue: Allegiance to Government; 9. Criticizing Hume's List of Virtues and Vices; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 285 p.
Isbn
9780199268443
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009275029
System control number
  • (OCoLC)225874133
  • (OCoLC)ocn225874133

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