Moral Prejudices: Essays on Ethics

  title={Moral Prejudices: Essays on Ethics},
  author={Am{\'e}lie Oksenberg Rorty and Annett Baier},
David Hume's essay "Of Moral Prejudices" offers a spirited defence of "all the most endearing sentiments of the hearts, all the most useful biases and instincts, which can govern a human creature", against the onslaught of philosophers who would, in the pretext of reforming prejudices and errors, endeavour after perfection. Following Hume's example, Annette Baier delivers an appeal for our fundamental moral notions to be governed not by rules and codes, but by trust: a moral prejudice. In this… Expand
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