Monthly Archives: August 2009

Hume on Circumstances of Justice

When I read Hume, I am never disappointed. With a little guidance from Martha Nussbaum, today I found this passage in Hume: “It may happen, in some countries, at some periods, that there be established a property in water, none … Continue reading

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On Lying

Anyone who has taught an introductory course in ethics has discussed the morality of lying, and most of us find that few people endorse an absolute prohibition against lying. Though we like to reject “situation ethics,” we tend to say … Continue reading

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