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Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria, with a Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria, with a Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy( )
Author: Hutcheson, Francis
Series title:Natural Law Paper Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2007
Publisher:Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.50
Book Description:

This publication is a parallel edition of the English and Latin versions of a book designed by Hutcheson for use in the classroom. General Editor Knud Haakonssen remarks that "Hutcheson's Institutio was written as a textbook for university students and it therefore covers a curriculum which has an institutional background in his own university, Glasgow. This was a curriculum crucially influenced by Hutcheson's predecessor Gershom Carmichael, and at its center was modern natural...
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Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.97 x 6.045 Inches
Book Weight:2.222 Pounds
Author Biography
Hutcheson, Francis (Author)
The founder of moral sense theory was born in County Down, Ireland. Francis Hutcheson's father and grandfather were Presbyterian ministers, and he studied at the University of Glasgow from 1711 to 1717 in preparation for the Presbyterian ministry. For the next decade, he taught at an academy for dissenting clergy in Dublin, most of the time serving as its head. He was appointed professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow in 1730, a position he held until his death.

Hutcheson's principal contributions to philosophy were in the fields of moral philosophy and aesthetics. His chief works are Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725), Philosophiae Moralis Institutio (1742), and the posthumously published System of Moral Philosophy (1755). Against the English rationalists Samuel Clarke and Richard Price, Hutcheson rigorously developed Shaftesbury's suggestion that moral distinctions are made by our sensitive rather than our rational nature. In aesthetics he gave an analogous account of our sense of beauty. Hutcheson's theories profoundly influenced Hume and also had a significant impact on Kant in his precritical period.


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