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    An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (review).William Davie - 2000 - Hume Studies 26 (2):344-346.
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    Hume's General Point of View.William Davie - 1998 - Hume Studies 24 (2):275-294.
    Many readers see Hume's _General Point of View<D> as a cognitive achievement typically requiring a conscious effort of reason and imagination. Moral judging emerges as a special, relatively esoteric activity. Another reading depicts the _General Point of View<D> as largely a matter of habit (or custom). We are usually "insensible" of its operation. Morality appears to be ubiquitous and moral judging utterly commonplace, comparable to the habitual operations of causal inference without which life would be sheer chaos. The author finds (...)
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    Hume on Monkish Virtues.William Davie - 1999 - Hume Studies 25 (1):139-153.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Hume Studies Volume XXV, Numbers 1 and 2, April/November 1999, pp. 139-153 Hume on Monkish Virtues WILLIAM DAVIE In the second Enquiry1 Hume denounces the "monkish virtues," saying that men of sense will regard them as vices because they "cross all... desirable ends; stupify the understanding and harden the heart, obscure the fancy and sour the temper" (EPM 270). He includes under this heading, "Celibacy, fasting, penance, mortification, self-denial, (...)
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    Being Prudent and Acting Prudently.William E. Davie - 1973 - American Philosophical Quarterly 10 (1):57 - 60.
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    Hume on Morality, Action, and Character.William Davie - 1985 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 2 (3):337 - 348.
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    A Dogma of Modern Moral Philosophy.William E. Davie - 1979 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 10 (2):21-38.
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    A Personal Element in Morality.William Davie - 1988 - Hume Studies 14 (1):191-205.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:191 A PERSONAL ELEMENT IN MORALITY In his quest for the truth about moral life, Hume steers between the Scylla of Sentiment and the Charybdis of Reason. Sentiment operating alone, as a basis for morality, would threaten to engulf humanity with as many relativistic moral truths as there are individuals. Reason alone would produce objective, impersonal truths, but these would be powerless to move us. Hume's developed theory ingeniously (...)
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    Does Morality Focus Upon Action?William Davie - 1977 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):33-47.
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  9. Edgar Morscher and Rudolf Stranzinger, eds., Ethik-Grundlagen, Probleme und Anwendungen Reviewed by.William Davie - 1984 - Philosophy in Review 4 (6):280-282.
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    Hume's Apology.William Davie - 1987 - Hume Studies 13 (1):30-45.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:30 HUME'S APOLOGY Imagine our reaction if some moralist were to pronounce, in all apparent seriousness, that even the best people do not live up to what morality requires of them, and it is a good thing that they do not. Suppose he then offers an apology in behalf of humankind, an excuse for our moral mediocrity: we are painfully limited creatures, our lives are so complex, events are (...)
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    Hume’s Catalog of Virtue and Vice.William Davie - 1976 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 7 (2):45-57.
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    Hume on Perceptions and Persons.William Davie - 1984 - Hume Studies 10 (2):125-138.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:125 HUME ON PERCEPTIONS AND PERSONS Hume's account of personal identity,1 though defective by his own lights as an answer to the questions he frames, is not as wildly unacceptable as many readers have supposed. An indication of its power and a feature that many recent readers have missed is that Hume can cite any bit of data which we could in the course of trying to ascertain the (...)
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  13. Patrick T. Mackenzie, The Problems of Philosophers Reviewed by.William Davie - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10 (9):373-375.
     
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    Propositions.William Davie - 1979 - Philosophical Investigations 2 (2):65-66.
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    Suddenly understanding.William Davie - 1978 - Philosophical Investigations 1 (3):25-36.
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    The extreme case in ethics.William Davie - 1980 - Philosophical Investigations 3 (1):1-11.
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  17. Patrick T. Mackenzie, The Problems of Philosophers. [REVIEW]William Davie - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10:373-375.
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    The Experience of Freedom. [REVIEW]William Davie - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 49 (3):667-668.
    This book was originally published in French in 1988 under the title L'Experience de la Liberte. [[sic]] The present volume adds a translator's note, endnotes, and the foreward. The title of the book is mischievous, in that it leads the reader to expect to be shown some kind of experience of freedom as contrasted with other experiences, possibly of bondage, compulsion, or necessity. However, the author's thesis is not that we experience freedom, for instance, when we can act as we (...)
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