Articles for tag: David Hume, Ethical Egoism, Kant

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David Hume and Psychology

David Hume discusses morality in his work, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. While many, including Hume, mistake his approach for morality as ethics, Hume is really describing behavior, which is a psychological task. Immanuel Kant observes the mis-classification, and discusses Hume and the matter in his work, Critique of Pure Reason. Hume and Kant’s views ...

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An Analysis of David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature, Part I

A Treatise of Human Nature is not only David Hume’s first philosophical work, it is also his most comprehensive execution of his massive contribution to the pursuit of human wisdom. Since its surprisingly tepid response from readers of the original edition, Hume’s work has justifiably come to be regarded as one of the most significant ...

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Hume- Morality and the Greatest Good

“Against the common view that God plays an important role in the creation and reinforcement of moral values, Hume offered one of the first purely secular moral theories, which grounded morality in the pleasing and useful consequences that result from our actions” (Fieser 2001 1). In essence what Hume suggests and questions is: Are all ...

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See Edinburgh, Scotland in Just One Day

Plan on traveling to Scotland but don’t have enough time to spend in Edinburgh? That’s okay, this is your guide to seeing what Edinburgh is all about! Edinburgh, unlike Glasgow, has a much older feel to it. Walking down the Royal Mile (the mile long walk from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood House, where the Queen ...

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Outline of Descartes’ Meditations

Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy is a classic of western philosophy. Within its small number of pages, Rene Descartes attempts to provide a rational foundation for all human knowledge so that all knowledge might have the rigor and certainty of the mathematical sciences. While often Descartes’ individual arguments are quite complex in their own right, ...

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Quotes on Beauty

1. “The fruition of beauty is no chance of hit or miss… it is inevitable as life.” – Walt Whitman 2. “In suchugly times, the only true protest is beauty.” – Phil Ochs 3. “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it ...

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Reason in Rousseau and Descartes

The interpretations of reason presented by Descartes and Rousseau have similarities and differences that help us to better understand our modernity and how we may fully realize our human potential. A few key points where these exist are on the relation of reason to human nature, the necessity of independence in a man’s thinking, and ...