self-esteem, if well-concealed and well-founded, T goodness or benevolence (an umbrella category covering generosity, gratitude, friendship, and more. The New York Times. "Hume, David: Religion Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy". Retrieved "The Trial of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus - Google Books". Despite his surgical deletions, it attracted enough of a Murmour among the Zealots (MOL 6) to fuel his lifelong reputation as an atheist and a sceptic. We distinguish which traits are virtuous and which are vicious by means of our feelings of approval and disapproval toward the traits; our approval of actions is derived from approval of the traits we suppose to have given rise to them.
Hume s Ideas: Explanation of, thesis
Hume calls this form of decision making the liberty of spontaneity. Daiches., Jones., Jones. It "was thought by Hume to be the best of his writings". He was therefore forced to make a living somehow. Induction and causation edit The cornerstone of Hume's epistemology is the problem of induction. This could only be humanity, a feeling for the happiness of mankind, and resentment of their misery (EPM App. Often grouped with the latter view is the third, dispositional interpretation, which understands moral evaluations as factual judgments to the effect that the evaluated trait or action is so constituted as to cause feelings of approval or disapproval in a (suitably characterized) spectator (Mackie,. If we agree with Hume, but keep Hutcheson's idea of a moral sense, we would have to believe that we have many different original senses, which dispose us to approve of the variety of different virtues separately.