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ARAÚJO, Cícero Romão Resende. Hume on virtues and rights. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 19, n. 2, p. 145–164, 2022. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 jul. 2024.


In this paper I explore how  Hume's theory of justice brings "right" and "virtue" together, and point out some problems that his approach creates. First, I briefly describe Hume's general moral theory. I then take up the difference between "virtue" and "right" and, finally, Hume's attempt to harmonize these two terms by means of the notion of "artificial virtue".



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