A Treatise of Human Nature Book III Of Morals Part II Of justice and injustice 1 Justice , whether a natural or artificial virtue ?

@inproceedings{Hume2008ATO,
  title={A Treatise of Human Nature Book III Of Morals Part II Of justice and injustice 1 Justice , whether a natural or artificial virtue ?},
  author={David Hume},
  year={2008}
}
I have already hinted, that our sense of every kind of virtue is not natural; but that there are some virtues, that produce pleasure and approbation by means of an artifice or contrivance, which arises from the circumstances and necessity of mankind. Of this kind I assert justice to be; and shall endeavour to defend this opinion by a short, and, I hope, convincing argument, before I examine the nature of the artifice, from which the sense of that virtue is derived. It is evident, that when we… CONTINUE READING