Hume versus Kant

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Philosophy

 

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Jean E

 

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January 14, 2017

 

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To discuss Hume's ethical theory you have to look at the central theme, which are feelings. Hume's ethical theory says that moral judgments are made on feelings as oppose to reason. Hume's feelings are based upon the belief that people make moral judgments because it is useful to society. He uses the examples of benevolence and justice to support this idea...
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Benevolence leads to happiness in society, which is the main basis for moral approval. Justice, for Hume, is regarded as good because again it is useful to society. He says that justice would not exist if everybody was not selfish, and one of its main uses is to protect private property. Justice for Hume is a very business oriented type of justice in which a transaction that is made must be suitable for both parties...
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