Spector sobre la Teoría de la Justicia de Hume

Por Jorge Luis Fabra Zamora (jorgefabraz@gmail.com)

En la revista Rationality, Markets and Morals: 

RMM announces the publication of a new article in Vol 5, 2014, 47-63:Horacio SpectorHume's Theory of JusticeAbstract:Hume developed an original and revolutionary theoretical paradigm for explaining the spontaneous emergence of the classic conventions of justice—stable possession, transference of property by consent, and the obligation to fulfill promises. In a scenario of scarce external resources, Hume’s central idea is that the development of the rules of justice responds to a sense of common interest that progressively tames the destructiveness of natural self-love and expands the action of natural moral sentiments. By handling conceptual tools that anticipated game theory for centuries, Hume was able to break with rationalism, the natural law school, and Hobbes’s contractarianism. Unlike natural moral sentiments, the sense of justice is valuable and reaches full strength within a general plan or system of actions. However, unlike game theory, Hume does not assume that people have transparent access to the their own motivations and the inner structure of the social world. In contrast, he blends ideas such as cognitive delusion, learning by experience and coordination to construct a theory that still deserves careful discussion, even though it resists classification under contemporary headings.Keywords: Hume, justice, property, fictionalism, convention, contractarianism. This paper is a contribution to RMM's special topic 'Can the Social Contract Be Signed by an Invisible Hand?' edited by Bernd Lahno and Geoffrey Brennan.Please visit our Website at www.rmm-journal.de and choose the special topic or 'latest entries' from the menu.
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