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" Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. "
History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century - Página 85
por Leslie Stephen - 1876
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What is an Emotion?: Classic and Contemporary Readings

Robert C. Solomon - 2003 - 305 páginas
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The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Stephen P. Turner, Paul A. Roth - 2003 - 392 páginas
...insufficient for the end, the understanding can neither justify nor condemn it. 'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the...of my finger. 'Tis not contrary to reason for me to chuse my total ruin, to prevent the least uneasiness of an Indian or person wholly unknown to me. 'Tis...
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Autonomy, Freedom and Rights: A Critique of Liberal Subjectivity

Emilio Santoro - 2003 - 293 páginas
...instrumental faculty individuals can only use to find the best way 7' «'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. 'Tis not contrarv lo reason lor me to chuse my total ruin. to prevent the least uneasiness of an Indian or person...
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Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice ...

S.M. Amadae, Sonja Michelle Amadae - 2003 - 401 páginas
...necessary to achieve a single end, not to optimize given conflicting ends: 'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger... . 'Tis as little contrary to reason to prefer even my own acknowledg'd lesser good to my greater, and have...
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Adam Smith, Optimist Or Pessimist?: A New Problem Concerning the ...

Jim Alvey, James E. Alvey - 2003 - 323 páginas
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Do No Evil: Ethics with Applications to Economic Theory and Business

Michael Berumen - 2003 - 494 páginas
...our ends are so independent from reason that, according to Hume, it is "not contrary to reason for me to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger." Reason, in other words, offers no insight into what desires we should have, only how we can satisfy...
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Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk: A Survey and a Critique

Thomas Halper - 2003 - 209 páginas
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Republican Legal Theory: The History, Constitution and Purposes of Law in a ...

M. Sellers - 2003 - 200 páginas
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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - 2003 - 467 páginas
...motivate us, for only passions can do this. (As he famously proclaimed: Tis not contrary to reason, to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.') However, reasoning plays a vital role in enabling us to reflect on and learn from our experiences and...
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Rights and Reason: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Rights

Jonathan L. Gorman - 2003 - 230 páginas
...in so far as they are accompanied by, for example, some false opinion. 'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. ... a passion must be accompany'd with some false judgement, in order to its being unreasonable; and...
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