Ideas from 'Letters' by David Hume [1739], by Theme Structure

[found in 'British Moralists 1650-1800 Vol. 2' (ed/tr Raphael,D.D.) [Hackett 1991,0-87220-120-1]].

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22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / b. Fact and value
Virtues and vices are like secondary qualities in perception, found in observers, not objects
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 2. Elements of Virtue Theory / c. Motivation for virtue
All virtues benefit either the public, or the individual who possesses them
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 3. Final causes
The idea of a final cause is very uncertain and unphilosophical
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / d. Causal necessity
That events could be uncaused is absurd; I only say intuition and demonstration don't show this