The Cautious Jealous Virtue: Hume on Justice


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Like David Hume, whose work on justice she engages here, Annette C. Baier is a consummate essayist: her spirited, witty prose captures nuances and telling examples in order to elucidate important philosophical ideas. Baier is also one of Hume's most sensitive and insightful readers. In The Cautious Jealous Virtue , she deepens our understanding of Hume by examining what he meant by "justice." In Baier's account, Hume always understood justice to be closely linked to self-interest (hence his description of it in An ...

The Cautious Jealous Virtue: Hume on Justice 2010, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674049765