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Presentation
Hume and his critics--Reid and Kames
IPSE 86 conference (1986)
  • Noel B Reynolds, Brigham Young University - Provo
Abstract

This presentation was in response to Kenneth MacKinnon’s defense of Thomas Reid’s preference for natural virtue against David Hume’s conventionalism in his theory of law. It is argued that because Hume’s legal theory follows easily from his theory of human nature, Reid and Kames—and MacKinnon—need to refute Hume at that level to be successful in their rejection of his conventionalism.

Keywords
  • Kenneth MacKinnon,
  • David Hume,
  • Thomas Reid,
  • Lord Kames,
  • justice,
  • natural virtue,
  • artificial justice,
  • natural rights,
  • property rights,
  • convention
Disciplines
Publication Date
May 8, 1986
Comments
The author Noel B. Reynolds holds the copyright.
Citation Information
Noel B Reynolds. "Hume and his critics--Reid and Kames" IPSE 86 conference (1986)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/noel_reynolds/9/