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sensible knave

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The character introduced by Hume (Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, Sec. 9, Pt. 2), who observes the general rules of justice and honesty, but who takes advantage of exceptions...

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sensible knave

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

The character introduced by Hume (Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, Sec. 9, Pt. 2), who observes the general rules of justice and honesty, but who takes advantage of exceptions...

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sensible knave

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 76 words.

The character introduced by *Hume (Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, Sec. 9, Pt. 2), who observes

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sensible knave

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 76 words.

The character introduced by *Hume (Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, Sec. 9, Pt. 2), who observes

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The Foole, the Shepherd, and the Knave

Peter Vanderschraaf.

in Strategic Justice

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 20302 words.

The Reconciliation Project, the attempt to show that justice is compatible with rational prudence, is evaluated in light of the classic challenges of Hobbes’ Foole, Plato’s Lydian Shepherd,...

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The Holy Grail of Moral Philosophy

Alison Hills.

in The Beloved Self

April 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 3115 words.

Many of us believe everyone has reasons to be moral. But not everyone agrees, in particular, the ‘sensible knave’ – the Egoist – claims that everyone has reasons to do what is in their...

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Motivation

Samuel Fleischacker.

in Divine Teaching and the Way of the World

April 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 6228 words.

In addition to prescriptions, moral philosophers provide accounts of moral motivation. This chapter suggests that adequate moral motivation can be found in secular sources, endorsing in...

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Practical Moral Skepticism

Anita M. Superson.

in Philosophy

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 6132 words.

The issue of why be moral is one of the most intractable in moral philosophy. Plato is the first Western philosopher to address it extensively in The Republic. In the dialogue, Thrasymachus...

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