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Conclusion

Hume’s Moral Philosophy and Contemporary Psychology: Future Directions
WithRico Vitz

In this concluding chapter to Hume’s Moral Philosophy and Contemporary Psychology, I identify and briefly discuss a series of questions that are particularly suggestive for promising avenues of future research. These questions concern six topics: (1) virtue, (2) the nature and role of sympathy, (3) moral development and moral education, (4) the nature and role of various passions, (5) moral motivation, and (6) the relationship between Hume’s ‘science of man’ and contemporary cognitive science.