Discussion 10-28-09

Discussion 10-28-09 - Rorty vs. Hume Hume o Moral sentiment...

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Rorty vs. Hume Hume o Moral sentiment is non representational It doesn’t have any context to make you ask “is that true” Not apt to ask true/false o Feelings are not representational Neo-Hume (modified version) o See the actions as an evil one – sentiment is representational o But nothing makes the judgment that expresses this sentiment/feeling/emotion true Since there are no values there o Hume can acknowledge that the emotions are going towards the representational direction but nothing still makes that true or false Rorty o Is a Hume-ian o Not interested in the same questions that Hume is interested in Does think that morality has to do with moral sentiments But thinks that while Hume is interested in whether something can make these judgments true or false, he is not interested in this question We should not pursue this question, it is not worthwhile to ask are there objective values, can we discover them, etc. Instead we should worry about our children and our grandchildren and make sure
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course PHIL 1710 taught by Professor Langsam during the Fall '09 term at UVA.

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Discussion 10-28-09 - Rorty vs. Hume Hume o Moral sentiment...

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