PHIL 240A

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT #5 (15 Points--Due in Class on Wed., July 16).

 

            1.  (10 Points) Use your own example to explain what Hume means by saying that reason is the slave of the passions.  For your answer to be complete, you should explain Hume's moral psychology, including what he thinks is involved in making a moral judgment that an act is right or wrong.  [Make sure to cite to the Hume reading or to Baier's account of Hume.]

            2.  (5 Points)  Do you agree with Hume about the role of reason in moral judgment?  Explain.