Humanity's natural face

Philosophical Explorations 3 (3):282 – 296 (2000)
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In my article I summarize a 'Humean' view of deliberation, and in particular deliberation with an ethical aspect. I regard Hume as having paved the way for a 'naturalistic' account of these things, avoiding Kantian fantasies of agency that dominate much current work. Contrary to what is often supposed, the Humean story gives a satisfactory account of dutiful or principled motivations, and a rich account of the ways in which different aspects of character are selected as 'useful or agreeable to ourselves or others'.
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The Sources of Normativity.Christine M. Korsgaard - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
Ruling Passions.Simon Blackburn - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
Mind and World.John McDowell - 1994 - Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
A Treatise of Human Nature.David Hume - 1739/2000 - Oxford University Press.

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