Ideas from 'Letters to Hutcheson 1739-40' 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 / B. Basis of Ethics / 4. Is/Ought
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 / 1. Causation / c. Final causes
The idea of a final cause is very uncertain and unphilosophical