HumeEthics - MODERN PHILOSOPHY The term modern is applied to the thoughts of the XVII century Modern implies a break between medieval and

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MODERN PHILOSOPHY The term modern is applied to the thoughts of the XVII century. Modern- implies a break between medieval and post-medieval philosophy. Modern Philosophers were convinced that there is a sharp division between the old philosophical traditions and the new philosophical ideologies.
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Social, Political and Economical Changes: Formation of National States Emergence of Monarch Governments Growth of Middle Class- Feudalism Use of the vernacular - No more Latin Regardless of the historical division, we must recognize the continuity and gradual transition that occurs within different periods of time.
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Universities and Writing Style: Medieval Philosophers for the most part were University Professors or engaged in teaching. Modern Philosophers in most cases were unconnected with academics and teachings. Philosophical writing took the form of independent treatises- not of commentaries or objections Writers were concerned with developing their own ideas, free from regard to the names of the past and from the opinions of Medieval thinkers.
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Modern Philosophy wants to study ‘Man’ and Nature without the explicit/immediate reference to God Modern Philosophy Is autonomous It is the product of reason alone Explain the world in a mechanistic way - processes Medieval Philosophy Subordinate to Christian Theology It is Theo-centric Renaissance Science
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David Hume (1711- 1776) Morality is Based on Feelings
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Hume’s Major Ideas Our moral convictions are based on feeling
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2009 for the course HUM 282927 taught by Professor Edwards during the Fall '08 term at Florida State College.

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HumeEthics - MODERN PHILOSOPHY The term modern is applied to the thoughts of the XVII century Modern implies a break between medieval and

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