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Author Baier, Annette.

Title The cautious jealous virtue : Hume on justice / Annette C. Baier.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.


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 UniM Bail  179.9092 BAIE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. What the Historian Taught the Moralist -- I. Justice and Equity -- 1. A Solemn Bonfire? Hume on Loan Repayment -- 2. The Interested Affection and Its Variants -- 3. Nature and Artifice, Equity and Justice -- 4. Hume's Enlargement of His Conception of justice -- 5. The Janus Face of Humes "Justice" -- II. Associated Topics -- 6. Hume's Account of Social Artifice: Its Origins and Originality -- 7. Hume on Resentment -- 8. Promises, Promises, Promises -- 9. Good Men's Women: Hume on Chastity and Trust -- 10. Incomparably the Best?
Summary "Annette C. Baier is one of David 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 Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals as "the cautious jealous virtue"), but his understanding of the virtue expanded over time, as evidenced by later works, including his History of England." "Along with justice, Baier investigates the role of the natural virtue of equity (which Hume always understood to constrain justice) in Hume's thought, arguing that Hurne's view of equity can serve to balance his account of the artificial virtue of justice. The Cautious Jealous Virtue is an illuminating meditation that will interest not only Hume scholars but also those interested in the issues of justice and in ethics more generally."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Hume, David, 1711-1776.
Hume, David, 1711-1776. Treatise of human nature.
Justice (Philosophy)
ISBN 9780674049765 (alk. paper)