David Hume : moral and political theorist

Russell Hardin

Russell Hardin presents a new explication of David Hume's moral and political theory. With Hume, he holds that our normative views can be scientifically explained but they cannot be justified as true. Hume argued for the psychological basis of such views. In particular, he argued for sympathy as the mirroring of the psychological sensations and emotions of others. By placing Hume in the developing tradition of social science, as a strong forerunner of his younger friend Adam Smith, Hardin demonstrates Hume's strong strategic sense, his nascent utilitarianism, his powerful theory of convention as a main source of social and political order, and his recognition of moral and political theory as a single enterprise.

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  • Preface
  • 1. Hume's Place in History
  • 2. Moral Psychology
  • 3. Strategic Analysis
  • 4. Convention
  • 5. Political Theory
  • 6. Justice As Order
  • 7. Utilitarianism
  • 8. Value Theory
  • 9. Retrospective
  • References
  • Endnotes

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書名 David Hume : moral and political theorist
著作者等 Hardin, Russell
書名別名 David Hume : moral & political theorist
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 xvi, 260 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780199232567
NCID BA83377575
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス