An enquiry concerning the principles of morals
Free

An enquiry concerning the principles of morals

By David Hume
Free
Book Description

About Hume David Hume (1711-1776) is one of the greatest of philosophers. Today he probably ranks highest of all British philosophers in terms of influence and philosophical standing. His philosophical work ranges across morals, the mind, metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics; he had broad interests notonly in philosophy as it is now conceived but in history, politics, economics, religion, and the arts. He was a master of English prose. The Clarendon Hume Edition General Editors: Professor T. L. Beauchamp, Georgetown University, USA, Professor D. F. Norton, McGill University, Canada, and Professor M. A. Stewart, University of Lancaster, England The Clarendon Hume will include all of his works except his History of England and minor historical writings; it will be the only thorough critical edition, and will provide a far more extensive scholarly treatment than any previous editions. This edition (which has been in preparation since the1970s) offers authoritative annotation, bibliographical information, and indexes, and draws upon the major advances in textual scholarship that have been made since the publication of earlier editions--advances both in the understanding of editorial principle and practice and in knowledge of thehistory of Hume's own texts. The Edition will comprise: Volumes 1 and 2: A Treatise of Human Nature, edited by D. F. Norton Volume 3: An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, edited by T. L. Beauchamp Volume 4: An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, edited by T. L. Beauchamp Volume 5: The Natural History of Religion and the Dissertation on the Passions Volumes 6 and 7: Essays Volume 8: Dialogues concerning Natural Religion and other posthumous publications, edited by M. A. Stewart About this work An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals was Hume's third great philosophical work, first published in 1751. Hume's aim in this elegant and lucid work was to present in an accessible way his theory of the foundation of morality in human nature, which had developed significantly since hefirst addressed the subject in the Treatise of Human Nature (1739/40). He discusses moral psychology; freedom, necessity, and causation; practical reasoning; justice; virtues and other moral qualities. He considered this Enquiry to be 'of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary,incomparably the best'. About this volume The authoritative version of the text, based upon the 1772 edition that was seen through the press by Hume himself, is presented here accurately and clearly. The editor's introduction sets the work in its historical context; the annotation and glossary provide information about Hume's sources,allusions, citations, and meanings, to help readers towards a full understanding of the text. A biographical appendix identifies the many people mentioned by Hume in the Enquiry. Bibliographies list the works cited by Hume and a selection of the secondary literature. Hume's original index isreproduced, together with a new general index by the editor.

Table of Contents
  • AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS
  • Contents
  • CONTENTS PAGE
  • APPENDIX.
  • AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS
  • SECTION I. OF THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF MORALS.
  • SECTION II. OF BENEVOLENCE.
  • PART I.
  • PART II.
  • SECTION III. OF JUSTICE.
  • PART I.
  • PART II.
  • SECTION IV.
    • OF POLITICAL SOCIETY.
  • SECTION V. WHY UTILITY PLEASES.
  • PART I.
  • PART II.
  • SECTION VI. OF QUALITIES USEFUL TO OURSELVES.
  • PART I.
  • PART II.
  • SECTION VII.
    • OF QUALITIES IMMEDIATELY AGREEABLE TO OURSELVES.
  • SECTION VIII.
    • OF QUALITIES IMMEDIATELY AGREEABLE TO OTHERS.
  • SECTION IX. CONCLUSION.
  • PART I.
  • PART II.
  • APPENDIX I. CONCERNING MORAL SENTIMENT
  • APPENDIX II. OF SELF-LOVE.
  • APPENDIX III. SOME FARTHER CONSIDERATIONS WITH REGARD TO JUSTICE.
  • APPENDIX IV. OF SOME VERBAL DISPUTES.
    No review for this book yet, be the first to review.
      No comment for this book yet, be the first to comment
      You May Also Like
      Also Available On
      App store smallGoogle play small
      Categories
      Curated Lists
      • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
        by Christopher M. Bishop
        Data mining
        by I. H. Witten
        The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction
        by Various
        See more...
      • CK-12 Chemistry
        by Various
        Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
        by John Hutchinson
        An Introduction to Chemistry - Atoms First
        by Mark Bishop
        See more...
      • Microsoft Word - How to Use Advanced Algebra II.doc
        by Jonathan Emmons
        Advanced Algebra II: Activities and Homework
        by Kenny Felder
        de2de
        by
        See more...
      • The Sun Who Lost His Way
        by
        Tania is a Detective
        by Kanika G
        Firenze_s-Light
        by
        See more...
      • Java 3D Programming
        by Daniel Selman
        The Java EE 6 Tutorial
        by Oracle Corporation
        JavaKid811
        by
        See more...