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Rolando Hernandez 02/08/10 Phil: Ethics 201 Prof. Carolina Sosa David Hume David Hume has contributed a great deal of insight to our current understanding of morality. His originality has influenced many moral theories that we use today. Not only did he introduce the word “utility” into our moral vocabulary but he was also one of the first to create a secular moral theory. “Hume is famous for the position that we cannot derive ought from is -- that is, the view that statements of moral obligation cannot simply be deduced from statements of fact” (Fieser, utm.edu). Hume can be seen as an early advocate of the logical view that moral judgments express our feelings. He believes that all actions of a moral agent are motivated by character traits, specifically either virtuous or vicious traits. Hume argues that some virtuous character traits are instinctive or natural, such as benevolence, and others are acquired or artificial, such as justice Hume’s theory deals with three entities: an agent, a receiver, and a spectator. The agent
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Rolando hume - Rolando Hernandez 02/08/10 Phil: Ethics 201...

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