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The British Moralists on Human Nature and the Birth of Secular Ethics

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 368 Nombre de pages
Zusammenfassung This volume uncovers the historical roots of naturalistic, secular contemporary ethics.This volume uncovers the hi... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung This volume uncovers the historical roots of naturalistic, secular contemporary ethics.

Résumé
This volume uncovers the historical roots of naturalistic, secular contemporary ethics.

Contenu

Introduction; Part I. Whichcote and cudworth: 1. The negative answer of English Calvinism; 2. Whichcote and Cudworth's positive answer; 3 Whichcote and Cudworth on religious liberty; 4. Rationalism, sentimentalism, and Ralph Cudworth; 5. The emergence of non-Christian ethics; Part II. Shaftesbury: 6. Shaftesbury and the Cambridge Platonists; 7. Shaftesbury's Inquiry: a misanthropic faith in human nature; 8. The Moralists, a Philosophical Rhapsody; 9. A philosophical faultline; Part III. Hutcheson: 10. Early influences on Francis Hutcheson; 11. Hutcheson's attack on egoism; 12. Hutcheson's attack on moral rationalism; 13. A Copernican positive answer, an attenuated moral realism; 14. Explaining away vice; Part IV. Hume: 15. David Hume's new 'science of man'; 16. Hume's arguments against moral rationalism; 17. Hume's associative moral sentiments; 18. Hume's progressive view of human nature; 19. Comparison and contingency in Hume's moral account; 20. What is a Humean account, and what difference does it make?

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Titre: The British Moralists on Human Nature and the Birth of Secular Ethics
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Code EAN: 9780521184403
ISBN: 978-0-521-18440-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Philosophie
nombre de pages: 368
Poids: 556g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T27mm
Année: 2011