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Justice and Convention in Hume's Philosophy

Abstract : Hume’s conception of justice is examined through its specific interrogations (is justice an artificial or a natural virtue ?, what is the origin of its institution ?, why is justice morally approved ?) but the article also aims at providing Hume’s answers to more general questions : is there any independent standard of justice ?, is it rational to be just ? Besides Hume’s famous and questionable identification of justice and propriety, his theory of justice offers a coherent analysis of justice as a convention of coordination, as an institution and as a virtue.
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Eléonore Le Jallé. Justice and Convention in Hume's Philosophy. Angela M. Coventry, Alexander Sager. The Humean Mind, Routledge, 2018. ⟨hal-01933899⟩



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