Title Page, Copyright

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Table of Contents

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p. vii

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xxiii

An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense (1728), jointly with Francis Hutcheson's earlier work Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725),1 presents one of the most original and wide-ranging moral philosophies...

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Acknowledgments

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p. xxv

A number of people and institutions have helped in producing this edition of Hutcheson's Essay with Illustrations. As to institutions, special thanks are due Boston University, the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University, the Houghton Library at Harvard...

An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense

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p. 1

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The Preface

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pp. 3-11

[iii] Altho the main practical Principles, which are inculcated in this Treatise, have this Prejudice in their Favour, that they have been taught and propagated by the best of Men in all Ages, yet there is reason to fear that renewed Treatises upon Subjects so often well manag' d, may be...

The Contents

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pp. 13-14

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Treatise I. THE NATURE AND CONDUCT OF THE PASSIONS

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pp. 15-132

[III] The Nature of human Actions cannot be sufficiently understood without considering the Affections and Passions; or those Modifications, or Actions of the Mind consequent upon the Apprehension of certain Objects or Events, in which the Mind generally conceives Good or Evil. [2] In this...

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Treatise II. Illustrations upon the Moral Sense

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pp. 133-204

The Differences of Actions from which some are constituted morally Good, and others morally Evil, have always been accounted a very important Subject oflnquiry: And therefore, every Attempt to free this Subject from the usual Causes of Error and Dispute, the Confusion...

Textual Notes

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pp. 205-220

Index

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pp. 221-226

Production Notes

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p. 228