Mind and Morality: An Examination of Humes Moral Psychology by John Bricke

Mind and Morality: An Examination of Humes Moral Psychology

byJohn Bricke

Paperback | November 15, 1999

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John Bricke presents a philosophical study of the theory of mind and morality that David Hume developed in his Treatise of Human Nature and other writings. The chief elements in this theory of mind are Hume's accounts of reasons for action and of the complex interrelations of desire, volition,and affection. On this basis, Professor Bricke lays out and defends Hume's thoroughgoing non-cognitivist theory of moral judgement, and shows that cognitivist and standard sentimentalist readings of Hume are unsatisfactory, as are the usual interpretations of his views on the connections betweenmorality, justice, and convention.

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John Bricke is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas.

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Title:Mind and Morality: An Examination of Humes Moral PsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Reasons and Actions; 2. Desires, Volitions, and Affections; 3. Against Moral Conativism; 4. Moral Sentiments; 5. From Moral Desire to Convention; 6. From Convention to Moral Desire; 7. Moral Agents; List of Works Cited; Index.