Moral Philosophy

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-30
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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This volume includes substantial selections from Hume's major works in moral thought and a number of peripheral works, which together provide an illuminating introduction to Hume's moral philosophy.

Table of Contents

My own lifep. 1
Letter from Adam Smith, LL.D. to William Strahan, Esqp. 7
A treatise of human naturep. 12
Of the passionsp. 13
Of pride and humilityp. 13
Division of the subjectp. 13
Of pride and humility; their objects and causesp. 14
Whence these objects and causes are deriv'dp. 16
Of the relations of impressions and ideasp. 18
Of the influence of these relations on pride and humilityp. 19
Limitations of this systemp. 23
Of vice and virtuep. 26
Of the love of famep. 28
Of love and hatredp. 35
Of the objects and causes of love and hatredp. 35
Experiments to confirm this systemp. 37
Difficulties solv'dp. 47
Of the will and direct passionsp. 51
Of liberty and necessityp. 51
The same subject continu'dp. 56
Of the influencing motives of the willp. 60
Of moralsp. 67
Of virtue and vice in generalp. 67
Moral distinctions not deriv'd from reasonp. 67
Moral distinctions deriv'd from a moral sensep. 77
Of justice and injusticep. 82
Justice, whether a natural or artificial virtue?p. 82
Of the origin of justice and propertyp. 87
Of the rules, which determine propertyp. 99
Of the transference of property by consentp. 109
Of the obligation of promisesp. 110
Some farther reflections concerning justice and injusticep. 117
Of the origin of governmentp. 123
Of the source of allegiancep. 126
Of the measures of allegiancep. 134
Of the objects of allegiancep. 136
Of the laws of nationsp. 146
Of chastity and modestyp. 148
Of the other virtues and vicesp. 151
Of the origin of the natural virtues and vicesp. 151
Of greatness of mindp. 163
Of goodness and benevolencep. 170
Of natural abilitiesp. 173
Some farther reflections concerning the natural virtuesp. 179
Conclusion of this bookp. 181
An enquiry concerning the principles of moralsp. 185
Of the general principles of moralsp. 187
Of benevolencep. 192
Of justicep. 197
Of political societyp. 213
Why utility pleasesp. 218
Of qualities useful to ourselvesp. 232
Of qualities immediately agreeable to ourselvesp. 244
Of qualities immediately agreeable to othersp. 252
Conclusionp. 257
Concerning moral sentimentp. 268
Of self-lovep. 275
Some farther considerations with regard to justicep. 281
Of some verbal disputesp. 288
A dialoguep. 297
Essays : moral, political, and literaryp. 311
Of the delicacy of taste and passionp. 311
Of the origin of governmentp. 314
Of the dignity or meanness of human naturep. 317
Of civil libertyp. 322
The scepticp. 329
Of the standard of tastep. 345
Of the original contractp. 361
Of suicidep. 376
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