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Mind and Morality: An Examination of Hume's Moral Psychology

John Bricke

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250111
eISBN:
9780191681240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250111.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is a philosophical study of the theory of mind and morality that David Hume developed in his Treatise of Human Nature and other writings. The chief elements in this theory of mind are Hume's ... More


Introduction

John Bricke

in Mind and Morality: An Examination of Hume's Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250111
eISBN:
9780191681240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250111.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Absence of agreement on the most fundamental questions concerning the interpretation of David Hume's views on mind and morality complements an utter absence of agreement as to the soundness of his ... More


Conclusion

Mi-Kyoung Lee

in Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199262229
eISBN:
9780191602924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262225.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book identifies and examines three seminal ideas about perception and knowledge that were raised during the classical period. The first is the thesis, articulated by Protagoras, that everyone is ... More


Is Love Absolutely Good?

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199844463
eISBN:
9780199919550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines a feature of human life that no comprehensive ethical theory can ignore: the love and affection that human beings normally develop for one or more of their fellow humans. Moore ... More


The New Desire of the Inner Man

J. Warren Smith

in Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Building on the Christological and pneumatological foundations of baptism developed in Chapter 6, Chapter 7 explores Ambrose’s understanding of the actual change in the moral character of the ... More


1519–1522: Advent

Gregory B. Graybill

in Evangelical Free Will: Phillipp Melanchthon's Doctrinal Journey on the Origins of Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589487
eISBN:
9780191594588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589487.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1519, Melanchthon insisted on the bondage of the will as the result of both the divine determination of all things, and the Fall. However, over the next few years, his formulations became less ... More


Cicero, Tullia, and Marcus: Gender-Specific Concerns for Family Tradition? *

Thomas Späth

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A fair number of Cicero's letters reveal his concern for his daughter Tullia and his son Marcus. Recent scholarship has read these letters as evidence for a ‘natural’ emotional attachment of a father ... More


The Testimonial Model: Sealed Upon Our Hearts

Alvin Plantinga

in Warranted Christian Belief

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131932
eISBN:
9780199867486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131932.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

According to the model I proposed in Ch. 8, Christian belief is produced in the believer by the internal instigation of the Holy Spirit; the result of this work of the Holy Spirit is faith. In Ch. 8, ... More


Theology Within the Limits of Experience Alone

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250035
eISBN:
9780191600388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Once the Church had privileged epistemology over its canonical heritage, its theologians were drawn inescapably into solving problems in the epistemology of theology and into developing fitting ... More


Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology

Joshua Hordern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646814
eISBN:
9780191744181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646814.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

While political experience is clearly replete with affectivity, the affective dimension of politics has typically been under-conceptualised in political theory. This book considers the nature of ... More


The Ambiguity of the Feminine

David George Mullan

in Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269977
eISBN:
9780191600715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269978.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While Puritan divinity hewed closely to contemporary limitations on women's public roles, its promoters took seriously the spiritual needs of female parishioners and incorporated the feminine into ... More


Social Relations Inscribed in Correspondence

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter studies letters for what they tell us about women's social relations. By analysing how women wrote to a range of individuals, it investigates the balance of power within a range of ... More


Marital Correspondence

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter surveys correspondence between spouses, emphasizing the variety and complexity of marital experience, and examining the effects on letters as a source of rising female literacy and ... More


The Emotional and Feeling Parent

Joanne Bailey

in Parenting in England 1760-1830: Emotion, Identity, and Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199565191
eISBN:
9780191740664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565191.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Family History

This chapter traces ideas about parental love and those emotions related to it: anxiety, grief, and distress. Affection was always an expected feature of parenting, but its scriptural ties were ... More


The Availability of Virtue

John Mullan

in Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In 1779, there appeared through three consecutive issues of the Edinburgh periodical The Mirror a sentimental tale which became known, and much anthologized, as the ‘Story of La Roche’. It was ... More


Felicia Hemans and the Affections

Seth T. Reno

in Amorous Aesthetics: Intellectual Love in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, 1788-1853

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940834
eISBN:
9781789623185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940834.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four analyzes Hemans’s emphasis on love, gender, and ‘the affections’ throughout her career. The chapter begins by outlining the discourses of ‘the affections’ in eighteenth-century moral ... More


Augustinian and Aristotelian Influences from Herbert to Milton

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

There are two themes in this chapter. The first examines Augustine's anti-Stoic argument that passions informed by a good will (a will centred around a love of God) are intrinsically valuable. This ... More


“Something That Is Seen, That Is Wonderful”: Jonathan Edwards and the Feeling of Conviction

Andrea Knutson

in American Spaces of Conversion: The Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195370928
eISBN:
9780199870769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370928.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 2 builds on chapter 1 by examining the continuities of thought between Jonathan Edwards and the previous generation of Puritan divines surrounding the concept of conversion and his ... More


The Virtue of (Erotic) Love

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

I suggest that erotic love is (or can be) a virtue. I contest both the cynicism and the vacuousness in much of the love literature. I argue that love is a historical emotion, involving a great deal ... More


Love and Marriage

ADRIAN DAVIES

in The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208204
eISBN:
9780191677953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter describes love and the matrimonial ceremony of the Quakers. Love was officially recognized as a significant feature of marriage. ... More


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