Chapter 11. Hume's “New and Extraordinary” Account of the Passions

  1. Saul Traiger
  1. Jane L. McIntyre

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776377.ch11

The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise

The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise

How to Cite

McIntyre, J. L. (2006) Hume's “New and Extraordinary” Account of the Passions, in The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise (ed S. Traiger), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776377.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405115087

Online ISBN: 9780470776377

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Keywords:

  • epistemology;
  • brain;
  • rationality;
  • impartiality;
  • compassion

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Central Philosophical Issues in Works on the Passions

  • The Weakness of Reason

  • “Reason Directs and the Affections Execute”19

  • Hume's Connection to the Earlier Literature

  • Central Philosophical Issues regarding the Passions: Hume's Alternative Analyses

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References and further reading