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Event Details
Event Name: CLA Hale Lecture Series
Category: Academic/College Events
Sub Category: College of Liberal Arts
Description: Thursday, September 26th
4-5:30 pm
Liberal Arts Hall
McKenzie Commons (06-1251)

Dr. Philip Reed
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Director of the Ethics Minor & the Justice Minor
Canisius College

"Motivating Hume’s Natural Virtues"

What motivation does Hume think we have for performing naturally virtuous actions? Hume claims that the answer is a passion or inclination present in human nature. Based on this straightforward answer, many commentators propose that Hume thinks that we are not or should not be motivated to perform naturally virtuous actions from moral sentiments. I argue on the contrary that Hume fully incorporates the moral sentiments into his understanding of how human beings act when it comes to the natural virtues and that such motivation does not weaken the virtuous status of the action.
Schedules: 09/26/2013   (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Liberal Arts Hall, McKenzie Commons (06-1251)

Contact: Cassandra Shellman
Phone: 475-2057
Cost: Cost - None