De ethiek van David Hume

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode FI194AC
Vaknaam De ethiek van David Hume
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam De ethiek van David Hume
Leerdoelen
  • to critically engage with an early-modern text
  • to compare and evaluate different interpretations of Hume’s ideas
  • to assess the importance of Hume’s wider philosophical system for his moral theory
  • to apply knowledge of Hume’s intellectual context to the interpretation of his arguments
Omschrijving Hume dealt with some of the most fundamental and enduring questions in moral philosophy. What is the relationship between reason and morality? Are human beings egoistic? What is the origin of moral obligation? Is justice natural? His innovative treatment of these and other problems has meant that Hume’s moral thought is often termed revolutionary. Through a close reading of his text – focusing on A Treatise of Human Nature, and including selections from An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals – along with some exploration of his intellectual context, we shall explore Hume’s contribution to the history of moral philosophy. We shall also consider the relationship between Hume’s theory of morality and other aspects of his philosophical system, such as his scepticism and his account of human psychology.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm groepsdiscussie, hoorcollege
(Lecture and seminar)
Toetsvorm essay
(Paper)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. A.A.F. Chadwick
Docent(en) dr. A.A.F. Chadwick ,prof. dr. L.W. Nauta
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature - many editions, also available free on the internet; the standard edition which we will use is:
David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
ed. David Fate Norton and Mary J. Norton, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2011, volume 1 (Text 9780199596331 €  32,00
Several articles to be distributed in advance
Selections from An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (distributed in advance)
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen
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