Post Profile






Smith vs. Hume on Evaluating Moral Sentiments

Class begins in 329 days. What can I accomplish in 329 days? I would actually like to write a couple of papers - papers that I can later turn into presentations. I have discovered that graduate students do have opportunities to give such presentations. With an idea of writing a paper on Sidgwick's arguments concerning the evaluation of motives, I have downloaded and converted to text Towards that end, I am converting Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics to speech so that I can listen to it while I exercise.
read more

share

Related Posts


David Hume Gives Adam Smith Some Bad News About the Reception of Smith's First Book, the Theory of Moral Sentiments: Hoisted from the Archives from 1759 Wednesday Weblogging

Business & Finance / Economics : Grasping Reality with Both Hands

"Supposing, therefore, that you have duly prepared yourself for the worst by all these reflections; I proceed to tell you the melancholy news, that your book has been very unfortunate: for the public seem disposed to applaud it extr...

Hume, Smith, and the Myth of Mirror Neurons

Academics / Philosophy : Darwinian Conservatism

For both David Hume and Adam Smith, sympathy or "fellow-feeling with any passion whatever" is the psychological ground of our moral experience. From his reading of Hume and Smith, Charles Darwin adopted this idea of sympathy in expl...

Adam Smith on Moral Approval and Disapproval

Academics / Philosophy : Atheist Ethicist

342 days until the start of class. I am continuing my reading of Adam Smith’s A Theory of Moral Sentiments.. Part II of the book concerned "Merit and demerit: The objects of reward and punishment" - or, in other words, praise and co...

David Hume Gives Adam Smith Some Bad News About the Reception of Smith's First Book, the Theory of Moral Sentiments: Hoisted from the Archives from 1759 Wednesday Weblogging

Business & Finance / Economics : Grasping Reality with Both Hands

From pages 33-36 of Ernest Campbell Mossner and Ian Simpson Ross, eds., The Correspondence of Adam Smith 2nd ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987): >From DAVID HUME >Lisle Street, Leicester Fields April 12, 1759 >Dear Smith, >I give y...

Desirism Book - Part 0027 - Against Moral Sentiment Theories

Academics / Philosophy : Atheist Ethicist

David Hume was mistaken to claim that moral facts depend on our moral sentiments. We have built a proto-moral community based substantially on David Hume's theory of action. It is a community built by agents where desires alone prov...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC