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Hume"s Social Philosophy

Human Nature and Commercial Sociability in a Treatise of Human Nature (Continuum Studies in British Philosophy)
  • 202 Pages
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  • English
Continuum International Publishing Group
Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present, Social & political philosophy, Movements - Humanism, Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Philosophy, Emotions (Philosophy), Ethics, Knowledge, Theo
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ISBN 100826491626
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The main thrust of the book is to marshal David Hume's and Adam Smith's resources as first-rate philosophers on behalf of a first-rate political theory.

According to Sagar, Hume's and Smith's rich accounts of human sociability, sentiment, and historical contingency provide the foundations for what Sagar calls "the state without sovereignty. 18 hours ago  Book Description In the first ever book-length treatment of David Hume’s philosophy of action, Constantine Sandis brings together seemingly disparate aspects of Hume’s work to present an understanding of human action that is much richer than previously assumed.

That leads neatly into your first book choice, which is Ernest Mossner’s The Life of David Hume. This is the standard life of Hume. There are others, but Mossner seems to hold the field. It was the book that introduced me to Hume’s life and biography, so it was formative in that respect.

This book was written with three aims in mind. The first was to provide a reasonably concise account of Hume's social and political thought that might help students coming to it for the first time. The second aim was to say something about the relationship between philosophy and politics, with explicit attention to Hume, but implicit reference to a general issue.

«This book is not only the best account of just what Hume's moral philosophy is, it is also a philosophically challenging account. Those who read it will find new reasons to take Hume seriously as a moral philosopher.» (Donald W. Livingston, Journal of the History of Philosophy)Reviews: 1.

Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature was published between and Book I, entitled ‘Of the Understanding’, contains Hume's epistemology, i.e., his account of the manner in which we acquire knowledge in general, its justification (to the extent that he thought it could be justified), and its limits.

Book II, entitled ‘Of the Passions’, expounds most of what could be called Hume's. 2 days ago  Although David Hume never produced a single comprehensive work that encapsulated his views on politics, his various writings address a broad range of topics of relevance to political philosophy.

He critiques the social contract theory of Hobbes and Locke, and he offers an alternative, evolutionary account of the origins of government. “ Of Suicide ” by David Hume David Hume () was a Scottish philosopher, economist, historian and one of the most famous figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.

Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist. Hume begins his essay like this.

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Kelly M. Swope - - Hume Studies 42 (1) Treatise“Of the influence of the imagination on the passions,” provides a magnified view into the relationship between motivation, morality, and politics in Hume’s philosophy. Philip A. Reed is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Canisius College, USA where he also codirects the Ethics and Justice Programs.

His main areas of interest are in ethics, political philosophy, and moral psychology. His articles on Hume's moral psychology appear in such places as History of Philosophy Quarterly, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

Books Received. Philosophy, Vol. 94, Issue. 02, p. arguing that the Essays reveal his continued commitment to philosophy as a discipline that can promote both social and individual progress. egoism, friendship, sexuality, gender relations, and the nature of philosophy itself, the volume examines Hume's purposes and aims against the.

Get this from a library. Philosophy and ideology in Hume's political thought. [David Miller] -- This book was written with three aims in mind. The first was to provide a reasonably concise account of Hume's social and political thought that might help students coming to it for the first time.

Hume’s position in ethics, which is based on his empiricist theory of the mind, is best known for asserting four theses: (1) Reason alone cannot be a motive to the will, but rather is the “slave of the passions” (see Section 3) (2) Moral distinctions are not derived from reason (see Section 4).

(3) Moral distinctions are derived from the moral sentiments: feelings of approval (esteem.

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When the philosopher David Hume offered refuge to the persecuted writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau it was apparently a meeting of minds.

But the friendship soon soured, casting a. Jacqueline Taylor offers an original reconstruction of Hume's social theory, which examines the passions and imagination in relation to Popular Brands Secure Excellent /5 17, reviews on Trustpilot.

This book definitely challenged my current take on morality, or perhaps more so just how closely I align with Hume on this issue. Granted, it seems that most of the disjunction lies at the level of syntax and moral taxonomies, rather than actual disparity in overarching moral claims/5(2).

Hume's Treatise is littered with notes and commentary on the social context in which Hume observed human nature. Give an account of Hume’s theory of knowledge and his moral philosophy. Discuss aspects of his theory of knowledge and/or his moral philosophy, e.g., his view of personal identity (the ‘I’), his view of the external world, his view of causality, his skepticism in general.

David Hume's social and political philosophy has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, in part due to the recognition that his approach presents a developed, viable alternative to the dominant Kantian tradition and in part due to increased scholarly engagement with the resources that his History of England offers for his social and political thought.

An introduction to Hume’s moral philosophy outlined in volume three of the Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.

Hume. OCLC Number: Description: liv, pages 21 cm. Contents: A treatise of human nature, book 3: Of morale; preceded by selections from book 2: Of the passions --An enquiry concerning the principles of morals --Essays, moral and political; Title.

Book Description: A compact and accessible edition of Hume's political and moral writings with essays by a distinguished set of contributorsA key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, David Hume was a major influence on thinkers ranging from Kant and Schopenhauer to Einstein and Popper, and his writings continue to be deeply relevant today.

But defenders of the social contract idea seem to think that present government depends on a contract among the people. Hume doesn’t explicitly do this, but we can distinguish two different ways of understanding this idea: i) as a nonnormative thesis of political sociology, and ii) as a normative thesis of political philosophy.

This is the first full book-length study in forty years of David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding-which, contrary to its author's expressed wishes, long lived in the shadow of its predecessor A Treatise of Human Nature.

Stephen Buckle presents the Enquiry in a fresh light, aiming to raise it to its rightful position in the history of philosophy. Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality.

The word "metaphysics" comes from two Greek words that, together, literally mean "after or behind or among [the study of] the natural". This is a study of the political theory of the Enlightenment, focusing on four leading eighteenth-century thinkers: David Hume, Adam Smith, Montesquieu, and Voltaire.

Dennis C. Rasmussen calls attention to the particular strand of the Enlightenment these thinkers represent, which. Social philosophy is the study of questions about social behavior and interpretations of society and social institutions in terms of ethical values rather than empirical relations.

Social philosophers place new emphasis on understanding the social contexts for political, legal, moral, and cultural questions, and to the development of novel theoretical frameworks, from social ontology to care.

David Hume’s moral philosophy supplies the necessary tools to analyze social divisions which permit prosperity for some at the expense of others, and could ultimately, according to Prof. Jacqueline Taylor, result in the dissolution of these divisions.

In an original reconstruction of this philosophy, Taylor's book Reflecting Subjects: Passion, Sympathy and Society in Hume’s Philosophy.

Epistemology - Epistemology - David Hume: Although Berkeley rejected the Lockean notions of primary and secondary qualities and matter, he retained Locke’s belief in the existence of mind, substance, and causation as an unseen force or power in objects.

David Hume, in contrast, rejected all these notions. Hume recognized two kinds of perception: “impressions” and “ideas.”.Sect. I. Of the different Species of Philosophy 1. Moral philosophy, or the science of human nature, may be treated after two different manners; each of which has its peculiar merit, and may contribute to the entertainment, instruction, and reformation of mankind.

The one considers man chiefly as born for action; and as in.Because philosophy, for Hume, was charged with intervening in social affairs, it was obliged to understand the current state of society as well as its processes of change.