Hume vs. Kant: The Nature of Morality

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Philosophy

 

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Nelson S

 

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February 13, 2013

 

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Each put forward a morality that does not require a higher being or god for a man to recognize his moral duty. Hume?┬Žs moral theory arose out of his belief that reason alone can never cause action. Hume proclaimed virtue is always accompanied by a feeling of pleasure and correspondingly vice by a bad feeling or pain...
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We are compelled to commit a virtuous action because it creates pleasant feelings and we avoid doing a vicious act because it would cause pain. This moral theory is, therefore, a virtue-centered morality rather than the natural-law morality, which saw morality as coming from God. Hume believed there to be two types of virtues: artificial and natural...
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