An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

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An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, first published in 1751, was the third of David Hume's major philosophical treatises. 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, a theory which had developed significantly since he first addressed the subject in A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40). He considered this Enquiry to be 'of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best'.Humea#39;s objective in calling the new 1748 group of essays philosophical (unlike the earlier essays, whose titles ... June 1745, New Letters, 16-17, in which Hume describes Kames as a#39;the best Friend, in every respect, I ever possesta#39;. 21 Essays anbsp;...


Title:An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
Author: David Hume, Tom L. Beauchamp
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2006-01-01
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