Ethical Subjectivism: Hume, Spinoza & Santayana


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What is one way to sum up the concept of ethical subjectivism?

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1. What words did Hume find troublesome when authors jump from one to the other?

2. From Santayana's point of view, what can be said of morality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ethical subjectivism is an important concept in the study of ethics, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of it as well as the theoretical contributions of three key philosophers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Description of ethical subjectivism
  • Hume's concern regarding authors' word choices
  • Santayana's views on morality
  • Spinoza's take on sensory experience
  • Subjectivists' thoughts on encouragement and punishment

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe ethical subjectivism
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ethics in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast perspectives that would and would not match up with a subjectivist's point of view
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the theories of Spinoza, Santayana, and Hume

Additional Learning

To learn more about ethical theory, review the accompanying lesson titled Ethical Subjectivism: Hume, Spinoza & Santayana. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ethical subjectivism
  • Understand the related perspective of David Hume
  • Recognize Baruch Spinoza's approach to ethical subjectivism
  • Know how George Santayana viewed the concept