Pyrrho on reason and emotion

Tammuz “I know at least a few people here who share David Hume’s view on the relationship between reason and emotion (or passions). I’m leaning toward it as well, but I wonder how Hume would would explain the following scenario, which I suspect that many members here have encountered while growing up and thus are…

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Motivation, reason, the impossible

Inspired by reading of David Hume’s Enquiry concerning the principles of Morals (EPM) edited by Tom L. Beauchamp.1 “Hume is often interpreted as arguing that no value judgment–however extreme, obscene, or cruel–is reasonable or unreasonable, just as no value judgment is factual. This interpretation needs careful assessment. A passion is ‘unreasonable’ for Hume not because…

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