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  1. Margaret Watkins (2014). A Cruel but Ancient Subjugation?: Understanding Hume's Attack on Slavery. Hume Studies 39 (1):103-121.
    The inhuman sports exhibited at Rome, may justly be considered too as an effect of the people’s contempt for slaves, and was also a great cause of the general inhumanity of their princes and rulers. Who can read the accounts of the ampitheatrical entertainments without horror? Or who is surprised, that the emperors should treat that people in the same way the people treated their inferiors? One’s humanity is apt to renew the barbarous wish of Caligula, that the people had (...)
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  2. Jeffrey Bell, Nick Crossley, William O. Stephens, Shannon Sullivan, David Leary, Margaret Watkins, Robert Miner, Thornton Lockwood, Terrance MacMullan, Peter Fosl, Dennis Des Chene, Clare Carlisle & Edward Casey (2013). A History of Habit: From Aristotle to Bourdieu. Lexington Books.
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  3. Margaret Watkins (2009). Delicate Magnanimity: Hume on the Advantages of Taste. History of Philosophy Quarterly 26 (4):389 - 408.
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  4. Margaret Watkins (2008). Humean Moral Knowledge. Inquiry 51 (6):581 – 602.
    I develop resources from Hume to account for moral knowledge in the qualified sense developed by Bernard Williams, according to which the proper application of thick ethical terms constitutes moral knowledge. By applying to moral discernment the criteria of the good aesthetic critic, as explained in Hume's “ Of the Standard of Taste ”, we can see how Humean moral knowledge might be possible. For each of these criteria, an analogous trait would contribute to moral discernment. These traits would enable (...)
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  5. Margaret Watkins (2008). Persuasion and Pedagogy. Teaching Philosophy 31 (4):311-331.
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