Image describing a general principle relating to the elicitation of pride according to Hume's theories.

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Image describing a general principle relating to the elicitation of pride according to Hume's theories.

Subject

Hume on pride and fame.

Description

Having first argued for the need to find a suitable general principle to explain the elicitation of pride by such a variety of objects, including those entirely novel, Hume proposes that it arises through a double relation of impressions and ideas. First the impression of some object or quality of an object leads the subject to have a further original impression of pleasure – for
most of the proper objects of joy or pride the pleasure in question is to be understood as a bodily sensation. In the case of aesthetic and moral beauty there is an original impression of pleasure which is not to be supposed distinctively bodily. The original impression of the object gives rise to an idea, and that idea in turn can give rise to a passion, matching the original pleasure. In the simplest case, the passion in question (a direct passion) would be joy. Pride, however, is consequent on this where the object at which joy is felt has a close relation to oneself. The pleasurable feeling then spreads between the idea of the object which gave rise to the initial pleasure and the idea of self.

Creator

M.G.F. MARTIN

Source

University College London

Publisher

University College London

Date

2006

Contributor

Aryaan Mehra

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Image from a document

Language

English

Type

Image

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Citation

M.G.F. MARTIN , “Image describing a general principle relating to the elicitation of pride according to Hume's theories.,” Enlightenmens, accessed September 26, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/275.

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