David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Review 121 (1):131-137 (2012)
Hume's project, in Book 3 of the Treatise, of showing that virtue and vice are discerned by feeling, not reason, is notorious for its contradictions. Armies of Humean scholars have fought valiantly, ingeniously, but unsuccessfully, to resolve them, and in the first half of Hume's Morality, Cohon shows herself an admirably doughty follower in their footsteps. The second half concerns Hume's division between natural and artificial virtues. We learn how self-interest is redirected, and moral sentiment strengthened to provide artificial virtues with the motives they lack naturally, so as to enable them to facilitate impersonal co-operation, though a particular virtuous act may benefit no-one. The author explains why ..
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Rachel Cohon (2008). A Very Brief Summary of Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication. Hume Studies 34 (2):253-256.
Don Garrett (2010). Feeling and Fabrication: Rachel Cohon's Hume's Morality. Hume Studies 34 (2):257-266.
Elizabeth S. Radcliffe (2008). Reason, Morality, and Hume's "Active Principles" : Comments on Rachel Cohon's Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication. Hume Studies 34 (2):267-276.
Rachel Cohon (2008). Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication. Oxford University Press.
A. C. Baier (2010). Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication, by Rachel Cohon. [REVIEW] Mind 119 (474):462-468.
Guy Fletcher (2010). Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication – Rachel Cohon. Philosophical Quarterly 60 (241):861-863.
James Harris (2009). Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (4):878-881.
John Corvino (2010). Cohon, Rachel . Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008 . Pp. 285. $75.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Ethics 120 (4):846-851.
James Baillie (2000). Hume on Morality. Routledge.
Gordon Graham (2001). Morality and Feeling in the Scottish Enlightenment. Philosophy 76 (2):271-282.
Lani Roberts (2001). Barriers to Feeling and Actualizing Compassion. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (1):13-19.
Mikko Tolonen (2009). Politeness, Paris and the Treatise. Hume Studies 34 (1):21-42.
John Bricke (1996). Mind and Morality: An Examination of Hume's Moral Psychology. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2010-08-31
Total downloads38 ( #55,059 of 1,692,674 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #108,995 of 1,692,674 )
How can I increase my downloads?