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Hume's Theory of Moral Imagination

@inproceedings{Collier2010HumesTO,
  title={Hume's Theory of Moral Imagination},
  author={M. Collier},
  year={2010}
}
  • M. Collier
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy
  • D Hume endorses three statements that are difficult to reconcile: (1) sympathy with those in distress is sufficient to produce compassion toward their plight, (2) adopting the moral point of view often requires us to sympathize with the pain and suffering of distant strangers, but (3) our care and concern is limited to those in our close circle. Hume manages to resolve this tension, however, by distinguishing two types of sympathy. We feel compassion toward those we perceive to be in distress… CONTINUE READING
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