5. Virtues Agreeable and Useful

  1. Jordan Howard Sobel

Published Online: 29 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118031605.ch5

Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume)

Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume)

How to Cite

Sobel, J. H. (2009) Virtues Agreeable and Useful, in Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118031605.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470127612

Online ISBN: 9781118031605

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Keywords:

  • virtues;
  • utilitarian theory;
  • delineation of personal merit;
  • piety;
  • gratitude

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Utilitarian Theory of the Virtues

  • Methodology

  • Of What Primarily is Hume's Delineation of Personal Merit a Theory?

  • Extending the Theory to Culture-Specific, Local, and Cult Virtues

  • The Case for This Utilitarian Theory of the Virtues is Very Strong

  • Relations of Hume's Theory of the Virtues and his Theory of Virtue

  • Intrinsic Logic of these Theories

  • Tables of Virtues

  • Piety

  • Gratitude

  • Strength of Mind

  • Justice and Benevolence

  • Contents of Volume II of Essays and Treatises, 1777, the “Advertisement” and “a Dialogue”

  • Essentials of Hume's Theory of Morals, but for its Semantics