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Hume on Moral Judgement*

Philippa Foot

in Virtues and Vices

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252862
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597435 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252866.003.0005
Hume on Moral Judgement*

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David Hume's view of virtue as agreeable and useful differs from the views of philosophers such as Immanuel Kant and Jean Jacques Rousseau who see virtue as sublime and noble. Hume does not differentiate between virtues, skills, and talents that, as such, all arouse approbation or pleasing sentiments in others. Hume's view commits him to subjectivism in his theory of ethics.

Keywords: David Hume; Immanuel Kant; Jean Jacques Rousseau; subjectivism; virtues

Chapter.  2767 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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