Hutcheson: Two Texts on Human Nature by Francis Hutcheson
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Hutcheson: Two Texts on Human Nature
By Francis Hutcheson

Hutcheson: Two Texts on Human Nature

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Hutcheson: Two Texts on Human Nature by Francis Hutcheson

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Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) was the first major philosopher of the Scottish Enlightenment, and one of the great thinkers in the history of British moral philosophy. He firmly rejected the reductionist view, common then as now, that morality is nothing more than the prudent pursuit of self-interest, arguing in favour of a theory of a moral sense. The two texts presented here are the most eloquent expressions of this theory. The Reflections on our Common Systems of Morality insists on the connection between moral philosophy and moral improvement, and was a preview of his first major work, the Inquiry of 1725. The lecture On the Social Nature of Man, arguing against the psychological egoism of Hobbes, appears here in an English translation for the first time. Thomas Mautner's introduction and editorial apparatus provide a mass of new information, helping to give the reader a sense of the intellectual climate in which Hutcheson lived.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521057103
ISBN-10: 0521057108
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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System of Moral Philosophy by Francis Hutcheson System of Moral Philosophy, Paperback (December 2012)

Published posthumously in 1755, these volumes offer the most comprehensive account of the moral and political philosophy of Francis Hutcheson.

Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Francis Hutcheson Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Paperback (February 2008)

Offers a vision of a universe governed by a natural law that obliges us to love mankind and to govern our lives in accordance with the natural order of things.

Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria by Francis Hutcheson Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria, Hardback (July 2007)

Hutcheson's "Institutio" was written as a textbook for university students and it therefore covers a curriculum which has an institutional background in his own university, Glasgow. This title is a parallel edition of the English and Latin versions of a book designed by Hutcheson for use in the classroom.

Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendi by Francis Hutcheson Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendi, Paperback (July 2007)

Hutcheson's "Institutio" was written as a textbook for university students and it therefore covers a curriculum which has an institutional background in his own university, Glasgow. This title is a parallel edition of the English and Latin versions of a book designed by Hutcheson for use in the classroom.

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