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By William of Ockham, Stephen F. Brown, Philotheus Boehner O.F.M.

This quantity includes choices of Ockham's philosophical writings which offer a balanced introductory view of his paintings in common sense, metaphysics, and ethics. This variation contains textual markings referring readers to appendices containing alterations within the Latin textual content and changes present in the English translation which were made precious through the serious version of Ockham’s paintings released after Boehner ready the unique textual content. The up to date bibliography comprises crucial scholarship produced considering that e-book of the unique edition.

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188, 422). As a man now beyond middle age working for the Northern Department, he finds that ‘to a Man of a literary turn, who has no great undertaking in view, . . public Business is the best Ressource of his declining Years. 385, 137). 1). 9 / 10). 301, 509). 256, 136). A few months later he allows that he would accept the challenge to defend The Natural History of Religion against Warburton’s criticisms were he attacking his ‘principal Topics’. 265–67, 140). Concerning his no-reply resolution, in 1758 Hume still maintains that he ‘shall probably uphold it to the End of [his] life’.

He is ready to ‘quarrel’ with Hume by calling him a ‘deist’, if he will not add his name to the ‘most splendid list’ of subscribers. The Sermons came out, but Hume’s name was not in the list. In 1767 Hume recalls the ‘usual extravagance’ of Sterne’s productions (NLH 160, 80), and in the Sentimental Journey Sterne plays with Hume the historian, his ‘excellent heart’ and bad knowledge of French. 34 In 1773 Hume detects in Brydone’s Tour through Sicily and Malta ‘some Levities, too much in the Shandean Style’, which he advises the author to ‘obliterate’.

Hardin accordingly attaches great importance to Hume’s exploration of the way in which that the benevolent person’s actions bring to his friends and acquaintances. Reason, however, also plays a role here, but only in helping us to appreciate what sentiments we should feel if we are to be impartial in the requisite way. O’Brien goes on to explore how Hume subverts the religious conception of virtue or what Hume calls the ‘monkish virtues’; elevating pride to his first natural virtue, a due sense of pride being agreeable to ourselves and ultimately useful in our social engagements.

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