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Aaron Alvarez

When Hume claims that the monkish virtues undermine the political order, does that imply that reason of state is a normative claim that we can go against by practicing those virtues? It is also interesting that given the descriptive claim about the religion as shaping people, he somehow sees the goal of the polity as cut off from them. As if they could cut themselves off from history at will. I wonder if this is an element of him trying to conceptualize of a break of English State authority from Apostolic Succession and carve a political space for it.

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