7. That Species of Utility That Attends Justice

  1. Jordan Howard Sobel

Published Online: 29 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118031605.ch7

Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume)

Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume)

How to Cite

Sobel, J. H. (2009) That Species of Utility That Attends Justice, in Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118031605.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470127612

Online ISBN: 9781118031605

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Keywords:

  • benevolence;
  • justice;
  • apparent paradox redux;
  • justice utility;
  • fail-safe device

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Utilities of Benevolence and Justice Compared

  • Texts for Distinction

  • Apparent Paradox Redux and Texts Featuring Variously Moderating Clauses

  • Comparisons of Several Ideas of the Utilities of Acts of Justice that are Constitutive of Useful Systems or Schemes

  • Justice Utility Defined

  • Not a Vault, but a Pontoon Bridge, or Better, a Fail-Safe Device

  • The Two Problems of How this Species of Utility is Possible