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Morals, Motivation, and Convention : Hume's Influential Doctrines - Francis Snare

Morals, Motivation, and Convention

Hume's Influential Doctrines

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 1991
ISBN: 9780521392617
Number Of Pages: 338

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This is a book about the continuing influence of Hume's ideas on moral and political philosophy. In part, it is a critical exegesis of Hume's most impressive and challenging doctrines in Book III of the Treatise of Human Nature on such topics as morals, motivation, justice, and social institutions. However, the main thrust of the argument is to throw into relief the importance of that discussion for contemporary philosophy. While the author subjects most contemporary defences of Humean doctrines to intense criticism, he also seeks to discover what versions of Hume's theories might still be defensible and viable.

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"...there is substantial contemporary interest in the Humean doctrines and arguments which Snare scrupulously lays out and criticizes. Many people have discussed these themes in various ways, but I don't know of a clearer, more careful, and sounder treatment of them than Snare's." Stephen Darwall, University of Michigan

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Argument for Sentimentalism
A systematic ambiguity
The influence argument
Some bad reasons for believing the first premiss
The Humean theory of motivating reasons
The provocative Humean theory of motivation
The Problems and Consequences of Sentimentalism
Continuity and circularity
The problem with justice
The conservative theory of justice
Convention and institutional facts
Convention and the regard to justice
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521392617
ISBN-10: 0521392616
Series: Cambridge History of Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 22nd February 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.58

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