Kenneth MacKinnon, David Hume, Thomas Reid, Lord Kames, justice, natural virtue, artificial justice, natural rights, property rights, convention
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reynolds, Noel B., "HUME AND HIS CRITICS: Reid and Kames" (1986). All Faculty Publications. 1460.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Response to Kenneth Mackinnon "Property Rights--Hume and his Opponents" IPSE 86 (Conf. on Law and Enlightenment) Noel B. Reynolds, author and copyright holder Presented 8 May 1986
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