Can Hume Be Read as a Virtue Ethicist?

Hume Studies 33 (1):91-113 (2007)
It is not unusual now for Hume to be read as part of a virtue ethical tradition. However there are a number of obstacles in the way of such a reading: subjectivist, irrationalist, hedonistic, and consequentialist interpretations of Hume. In this paper I support a virtue ethical reading by arguing against all these interpretations. In the course of these arguments I show how Hume should be understood as part of a virtue ethical tradition which is sentimentalist in a response-dependent sense, as opposed to Aristotelian
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1353/hms.2011.0234
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 21,357
External links
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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Paul Haught (2010). Hume's Knave and Nonanthropocentric Virtues. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (1-2):129-43.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Rachel Cohon (2006). Hume on Promises and the Peculiar Act of the Mind. Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (1):25-45.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

21 ( #185,002 of 1,911,313 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #457,064 of 1,911,313 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.