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Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume

Stephen Buckle

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240945
eISBN:
9780191680304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240945.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this book, the author provides a historical perspective on the political philosophies of Locke and Hume, arguing that there are continuities in the development of 17th- and 18th-century political ... More


Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

David Miller

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book was written with three aims in mind. The first was to provide a reasonably concise account of Hume's social and political thought that might help students coming to it for the first time. ... More


Why be Humean?

Mark Schroeder

in Slaves of the Passions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299508
eISBN:
9780191714917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299508.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter summarizes the key ideas advanced in the book and offers positive motivation for Hypotheticalism. Some advantages of Hypotheticalism derive from the fact that it is a reductive theory of ... More


The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Paul Sagar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is the modern state? Conspicuously undertheorized in recent political theory, this question persistently animated the best minds of the Enlightenment. Recovering David Hume and Adam Smith's ... More


Hume's Theory of Justice

Jonathan Harrison

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246190
eISBN:
9780191680946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246190.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature was published between 1739 and 1740. Book I, entitled ‘Of the Understanding’, contains Hume's epistemology, i.e., his account of the manner in which we acquire ... More


Hugo Grotius

Stephen Buckle

in Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240945
eISBN:
9780191680304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240945.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter traces the development of the theory of property in the natural law theories stemming from Grotius. It shows that the theories of property to be considered are evolutionary theories in ... More


David Hume

Stephen Buckle

in Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240945
eISBN:
9780191680304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240945.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Justice requires the following of a rule regardless of its consequences in particular cases, and where these consequences are contrary to benevolence the Hutchesonian moral sense theory cannot ... More


Conclusion

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins by summarizing the philosophical and ideological elements in Hume's political thought. It then reviews his main ideological commitments. This is followed by a comparison between ... More


From Fénelon to Hume

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter views a series of philosophical exchanges in the eighteenth century, which showcases the back and forth between plausibly Stoic and Epicurean concerns and arguments. It first takes a ... More


In Search of a Lost Archipelago

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines different visions of moderation in the history of French political thought. It first considers the reluctance to theorize about moderation, in part because moderation has often ... More


Introduction

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with discussions of Hume's political thought, his life, and works. It then argues that Hume's philosophy is logically relevant to his political thought without ... More


Passion, Reason, and Morality

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Hume's account of the passions and moral judgement. It attempts to place in perspective two of Hume's most celebrated themes: that reason is the slave of the passions, and that ... More


Justice as an Artificial Virtue

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Having completed his account of moral judgement in general, Hume divides the particular virtues into two categories, the natural and the artificial. Justice, which, briefly, consists in a respect for ... More


Allegiance to Government

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Hume's account of political allegiance. It argues that just as Hume's discussion of justice is intended primarily to refute those rationalists who believe ‘that there are ... More


Human Nature

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Hume's conception of human nature. He sees men less as selfish than as partial in their benevolence, serving the interests of those connected to them at the expense of mankind ... More


Economy and Society

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter suggests that Hume's social attitudes ought to be understood in relation to the outlook of the 18th-century aristocracy. Hume's ideology was the ideology of an open and progressive ... More


Forms of Government

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Hume's conception of government. It considers three forms of government that Hume distinguishes: barbarous monarchy, civilized monarchy, and free government (with its two ... More


Politics in Britain

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Hume's attitudes towards British politics. Hume appears to have been impressed by the peculiarity and the fragility of the British political system. Its peculiarity could be ... More


Minimal Morality: A Multilevel Social Contract Theory

Michael Moehler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198785927
eISBN:
9780191827655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785927.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book develops a novel multilevel social contract theory that, in contrast to existing theories in the liberal tradition, does not merely assume a restricted form of reasonable moral pluralism, ... More


Deleuze and the Vertigo of Immanence

Christian Kerslake

in Immanence and the Vertigo of Philosophy: From Kant to Deleuze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635900
eISBN:
9780748671823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635900.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses whether Gilles Deleuze's own ideas about immanence are themselves consistent. It is Henri Bergson's differentiation of two fundamental kinds of intuition — the spatial and the ... More


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