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Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

David Hume

David Hume, an eminent Scottish philosopher, historian, and essayist, explores the nature and foundation of Morals in this book, which was written as a popular summary of Book III in A Treatise of Human Nature. Hume states: “There has been a controversy started of late, much better worth examination, concerning the general foundation of Morals; whether they be derived from Reason, or from Sentiment; whether we attain the knowledge of them by a chain of argument and induction, or by an immediate feeling and finer internal sense; whether, like all sound judgement of truth and falsehood, they should be the same to every rational intelligent being; or whether, like the perception of beauty and deformity, they be founded entirely on the particular fabric and constitution of the human species.” (Excerpted from Section I – Of the General Principles of Morals) (Summary from the text and adapted from Wikipedia by lubee930)

David Hume, an eminent Scottish philosopher, historian, and essayist, explores the nature and foundation of Morals in this book, which was written as a popular summary of Book III in A Treatise of Human Nature. Hume states: “There has been a controversy started of late, much better worth examination, concerning the general foundation of Morals; whether they be derived from Reason, or from Sentiment; whether we attain the knowledge of them by a chain of argument and induction, or by an immediate feeling and finer internal sense; whether, like all sound judgement of truth and falsehood, they should be the same to every rational intelligent being; or whether, like the perception of beauty and deformity, they be founded entirely on the particular fabric and constitution of the human species.” (Excerpted from Section I – Of the General Principles of Morals) (Summary from the text and adapted from Wikipedia by lubee930)
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Philosophy

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David Hume, an eminent Scottish philosopher, historian, and essayist, explores the nature and foundation of Morals in this book, which was written as a popular summary of Book III in A Treatise of Human Nature. Hume states: “There has been a controversy started of late, much better worth examination, concerning the general foundation of Morals; whether they be derived from Reason, or from Sentiment; whether we attain the knowledge of them by a chain of argument and induction, or by an immediate feeling and finer internal sense; whether, like all sound judgement of truth and falsehood, they should be the same to every rational intelligent being; or whether, like the perception of beauty and deformity, they be founded entirely on the particular fabric and constitution of the human species.” (Excerpted from Section I – Of the General Principles of Morals) (Summary from the text and adapted from Wikipedia by lubee930)

Language:

English

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LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 46m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:45