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date: 24 August 2019

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This paper defends Hume against contemporary attacks both on his theory of the explanation of action and on his “sentimentalist” account of the nature of morality. It argues that Hume is not committed to untoward claims either about causation or explanation and that his account of morality withstands the assaults made on it by rationalists and intuitionists.

Keywords: Action, motivation, explanation, direction-of-fit, morality, passion, intentionality, virtue, reason

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