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A Wise and Virtuous Man

John Kekes

in Enjoyment

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199546923
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720109 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0011
 A Wise and Virtuous Man

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Looking at Hume's life and work it can be seen that Hume led an admirable life, fully enjoyed. Its style was reflective, its attitude sceptical, its manner moderate, and its project was a literary life that was Hume's ruling passion. He made the most of his talents and possibilities, he was eminently reasonable, and he lived and died contented. It can be seen how a reasonable person can cope with adversity, poverty, lack of appreciation, and yet prevail and enjoy success calmly without vindictiveness.

Keywords: reflectiveness; scepticism; moderation; literature; enjoyment; reasonableness

Chapter.  7594 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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