David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (1):53-83 (2012)
One of the most oft-cited parts of Francis Hutcheson's Illustrations upon the Moral Sense is his discussion of "exciting reasons."1 In that discussion he defends what has come to be called, owing to its later association with David Hume, "the Humean view of motivation." My topic in this paper is the relation of that discussion to Hutcheson's critique of moral rationalism and, more generally, to his aims in the Illustrations. By ‘moral rationalism' I mean the view, held by Samuel Clarke, William Wollaston, and Gilbert Burnet (among others), that moral rightness is a form of fitness or agreement with truth, the perception of which is an act or judgment of reason.2 By ‘Hutcheson's critique of moral ..
|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
Patricia Sheridan (2007). The Metaphysical Morality of Francis Hutcheson: A Consideration of Hutcheson's Critique of Moral Fitness Theory. Sophia 46 (3):263-275.
Susan M. Purviance (2002). Ethical Externalism and the Moral Sense. Journal of Philosophical Research 27:585-600.
Douglas R. Paletta (2011). Francis Hutcheson: Why Be Moral? Journal of Scottish Philosophy 9 (2):149-159.
Francis Hutcheson, An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense.
Francis Hutcheson (1728/1769). An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections. With Illustrations Upon the Moral Sense. By Francis Hutcheson, LL.D. Late…. [REVIEW] Robert and Andrew Foulis editors.
Francis Hutcheson (1728/1971). Illustrations on the Moral Sense. Cambridge, Mass.,Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Douglas W. Portmore (2011). Consequentialism and Moral Rationalism. In Mark Timmons (ed.), Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics. Oxford Univ Pr.
Noriaki Iwasa (2013). On Three Defenses of Sentimentalism. Prolegomena 12 (1):61-82.
Michael B. Gill (2007). Moral Rationalism Vs. Moral Sentimentalism: Is Morality More Like Math or Beauty? Philosophy Compass 2 (1):16–30.
Aaron Szymkowiak (2007). Hutcheson's Painless Imagination and the Problem of Moral Beauty. International Philosophical Quarterly 47 (3):349-368.
Noriaki Iwasa (2011). Hume's Alleged Success Over Hutcheson. Synthesis Philosophica 26 (2):323-336.
James A. Harris (2008). Religion in Hutcheson's Moral Philosophy. Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (2):pp. 205-222.
Simon Grote (2006). Hutcheson's Divergence From Shaftesbury. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 4 (2):159-172.
Noriaki Iwasa (2011). Sentimentalism and the Is-Ought Problem. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 11 (33):323-352.
Maria Elton (2008). Moral Sense and Natural Reason. Review of Metaphysics 62 (1):79-110.
Added to index2012-01-29
Total downloads40 ( #47,418 of 1,140,270 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #32,080 of 1,140,270 )
How can I increase my downloads?