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Hutcheson, Francis 1694-1746

Works: 393 works in 1,655 publications in 7 languages and 21,803 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: AC4, 171.2
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An essay on the nature and conduct of the passions and affections; with illustrations on the moral sense by Francis Hutcheson( )
148 editions published between 1728 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Francis Hutcheson is one of the central figures in eighteenth-century moral philosophy. Read widely in Britain, France, Germany, and America, he influenced philosophers ranging from his student Adam Smith to Kant. After the initial reaction to his first major work, Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725), Hutcheson took stock of his critics and wrote An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense. The first half of the work, the Essay, presents a rich moral psychology built on a theory of the passions and an account of motivation deepening and augmenting the doctrine of moral sense developed in the Inquiry. The Illustrations on the Moral Sense is a brilliant attack on rationalist moral theories and the font of many of the arguments against the motivating power of reason taken up by Hume and used to this day." "Despite intrinsic merits of the Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and the Illustrations on the Moral Sense, and their vast influence, the original English-language text has until recently been available only in expensive reprint. The Liberty Fund edition makes Hutcheson's seminal work widely available in English in a critical edition collating the first edition of 1728 with Hutcheson's revision of 1742."--BOOK JACKET
An inquiry into the original of our ideas of beauty and virtue : in two treatises by Francis Hutcheson( Book )
133 editions published between 1725 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Inquiry was written as a critical response to the work of Bernard Mandeville and as a defense of the ideas of Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury. It consists of two treatises exploring our aesthetic and our moral abilities. The first treatise argues that human beings possess a natural internal sense of beauty, whereas the second focuses on the "moral sense" that enables us to distinguish virtue from vice and thus to act from moral love or "benevolence.""--BOOK JACKET
Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria with a short introduction to moral philosophy by Francis Hutcheson( )
80 editions published between 1742 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Francis Hutcheson was one of the most important figures in the Scottish Enlightenment. He influenced not only leading thinkers, such as David Hume, Adam Smith, and Thomas Reid, but also a wider circle of intellectuals in England, Europe, and America." "Hutcheson viewed philosophy as a practical matter, not merely a theoretical exercise, and in his Philosophiae Moralis Instituto Compendiaria, we have his arguments for how to live a virtuous, useful, engaged life based on belief in the benevolence of God, the harmony of the universe, and the sociable dispositions of human beings. The aim was to provide a text for university students, putting forward Hutcheson's optimistic view of human nature and its relationship to the Divinity, as well as providing students with the knowledge of natural and civil law required by the university curriculum." "In this Liberty Fund edition, the Latin text of 1745, Philosophiae Moralis Instituto Compendiaria, is printed facing its 1747 English translation, A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy. Passages left untranslated in the 1747 edition have been rendered into English for the first time, and the anonymous translator's interpolations have been identified. Luigi Turco's introduction and extensive annotations provide context, references, and, where needed, clarification for the modern reader."--BOOK JACKET
A system of moral philosophy by Francis Hutcheson( Book )
109 editions published between 1755 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short introduction to moral philosophy in three books ; containing the elements of ethicks, and the law of nature. by Francis Hutcheson( )
58 editions published between 1747 and 2005 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The celebrated division of philosophy among the ancients was into the rational or logical, the natural and the moral. Their moral philosophy contained these parts, ethicks taken more strictly, teaching the nature of virtue and regulating the internal dispositions; and the knowledge of the law of nature. This latter contained: 1. the doctrine of private rights, or the laws obtaining in natural liberty; 2. Oeconomicks, or the laws and rights of the several members of a family; and 3. Politicks, shewing the various plans of civil government, and the rights of fates with respect to each other. The following books contain the elements of these several branches of moral philosophy; which if they are carefully studied may give the youth an easier access to the well known and admired works either of the ancients, Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, Cicero; or of the moderns, Grotius, Cumberland, Puffendorf, Harrington and others, upon this branch of philosophy"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Synopsis metaphysicae ontologiam et pneumatologiam complectens by Francis Hutcheson( )
57 editions published between 1742 and 2005 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short introduction to moral philosophy, in three books containing the elements of ethicks and the law of nature ... translated from the Latin by Francis Hutcheson( )
75 editions published between 1747 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inquiry into the original of our ideas of beauty and virtue in two treatises, I. concerning beauty, order, harmony, design, II. concerning moral good and evil by Francis Hutcheson( )
46 editions published between 1726 and 2005 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrations on the moral sense by Francis Hutcheson( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in English and German and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Also contains the Burnet/Hutcheson correspondence
Reflections upon laughter, and remarks upon the fable of the bees ... carefully corrected by Francis Hutcheson( Book )
27 editions published between 1750 and 2010 in English and Latin and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logic, metaphysics, and the natural sociability of mankind by Francis Hutcheson( )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Moore states that "some of the most distinctive and central arguments of Hutcheson's philosophy - the importance of ideas brought to mind by the internal senses, the presence in human nature of calm desires, of generous and benevolent instincts - will be found to emerge in the course of these writings.""--BOOK JACKET
Francis Hutcheson: an inquiry concerning beauty, order, harmony, design by Francis Hutcheson( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thoughts on laughter and observations on the Fable of the bees : in six letters by Francis Hutcheson( )
23 editions published between 1758 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logicae compendium Praefixa est dissertatio de philosophiae origine, ejusque inventoribus aut excultoribus praecipuis by Francis Hutcheson( )
27 editions published between 1744 and 2005 in Latin and English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four early works on motivation by Paul McReynolds( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alterations and additions made in the second edition of the Inquiry into beauty and virtue. By the Author by Francis Hutcheson( )
12 editions published between 1726 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inquiry into the original of our ideas of beauty and virtue by Francis Hutcheson( )
23 editions published between 1725 and 2004 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is no part of philosophy of more importance, than a just knowledge of human nature, and its various powers and dispositions. Our late inquires have been very much employed about our understanding, and the several methods of obtaining truth. We generally acknowledge, that the Importance of any truth is nothing else than its moment, or efficacy to make men happy, or to give them the greatest and most lasting pleasure; and wisdom denotes only a capacity of pursuing this end by the best means. It must surely then be of the greatest importance, to have distinct conceptions of this end itself, as well as of the means necessary to obtain it; that we may find out which are the greatest and most lasting pleasures, and not employ our reason, after all our laborious Improvements of it, in trifling pursuits. It is to be feared indeed, that most of our studies, without this inquiry will be of very little use to us; for they seem to have scarce any other tendency than to lead us into speculative knowledge itself. Nor are we distinctly told how it is that knowledge, or truth, is pleasant to us. This consideration put the author of the following papers upon inquiring into the various pleasures which human nature is capable of receiving. We shall generally find in our modern philosophic writings, nothing farther on this head, than some bare division of them into sensible, and rational, and some trite commonplace arguments to prove the latter more valuable than the former. Our sensible pleasures are slightly passed over, and explained only by some instances in tastes, smells, sounds, or such like, which men of any tolerable reflection generally look upon as very trifling satisfactions. Our rational pleasures have had much the same kind of treatment. We are seldom taught any other notion of rational pleasure than that which we have upon reflecting on our possession, or claim to those objects, which may be occasions of pleasure. Such objects we call advantageous; but advantage, or interest, cannot be distinctly concerned, till we know what those pleasures are which advantageous objects are apt to excite; and what senses or powers of perception we have with respect to such objects. We may perhaps find such an inquiry of more importance in morals, to prove what we call the reality of virtue, or that it is the surest happiness of the agent, than one would at first imagine. In reflecting upon our external senses, we plainly see, that our perceptions of pleasure, or pain, do not depend directly on our will. Objects do not please us, according as we incline they should. The presence of some objects necessarily pleases us, and the presence of others as necessarily displeases us. Nor can we by our will, any otherwise procure pleasure, or avoid pain, than by procuring the former kind of objects, and avoiding the latter. By the very frame of our nature the one is made the occasion of delight, and the other of dissatisfaction. The same observation will hold in all our other pleasures and pains. In the later editions of this volume, what alterations are made, are partly owing to the objections of some gentlemen, who wrote very keenly against several principles in this book. The author was convinced of some inaccurate expressions, which are now altered; and some arguments, he hopes, are now made clearer: but he has not yet seen cause to renounce any of the principles maintained in it. Nor is there any thing of consequence added, except in Sect. II. of Treatise 2nd (see record); and the same reasoning is found in Sect. I. of the essay on the passions (see record). In this Edition there are additions interspersed, to prevent objections which have been published against this scheme by several authors; and some mathematical expressions are left out, which, upon second thoughts, appeared useless, and were disagreeable to some readers.--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Considerations on patronages. Addressed to the gentlemen of Scotland by Francis Hutcheson( )
10 editions published in 1735 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters concerning the true foundation of virtue or moral goodness, wrote in a correspondence between Mr. Gilbert Burnet, and Mr. Francis Hutcheson by Gilbert Burnet( )
9 editions published in 1772 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Francis Hutcheson
Hatčeson, Frensis.
Hutcheson, F. 1694-1747
Hutcheson, Franciscus 1694-1746
Hutcheson, Franz.
Hutcheson, Franz 1694-1747
ハチスン, F
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