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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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Contemporary Pragmatism

John R. Shook, [Anonymus AC07494793], Paulo Ghiraldelli - 2004 - 191 páginas
...evaluative, lies beyond the reach of reason. On this basis. Hume insisted: It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. It is not contrary to reason for me to choose my total ruin.... It is as little contrary' to reason...
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What's Wrong With Liberalism?: A Radical Critique of Liberal Philosophy

Maureen Ramsay - 2004 - 288 páginas
...to the most effective and efficient means to satisfy them. So for Hume, it is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger because 'reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions and can never pretend to any other...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2004 - 573 páginas
...action, it was not of itself a motive. 331 ' 'Tis not contrary to reason', he reflected outrageously, 'to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.' Strictly speaking, there was no such thing as that civil war between reason and the passions pretended...
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The Oxford Handbook of Rationality

Alfred R. Mele, Piers Rawling - 2004 - 496 páginas
...the beginning of the passage quoted at the outset. Hume tells us that it is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. In order to resist this conclusion consistently with the view of reasons and rationality we have derived...
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Philosophy in Practice: An Introduction to the Main Questions

Adam Morton - 2004 - 446 páginas
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Reason and Analysis, Volumen2

Brand Blanshard - 2004 - 505 páginas
...must be decided by each man for himself. But so far as mere reason is concerned ' 'tis not contrary to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger', or 'to prefer even my own acknowledged lesser good to my greater', or 'to choose my total ruin'.2 Hume's...
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After Evil: Responding to Wrongdoing

Geoffrey Scarre - 2004 - 202 páginas
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Mind, Morality, and Explanation: Selected Collaborations

Frank Jackson, Philip Pettit, Michael Smith - 2004 - 440 páginas
...he knows will be worse for himself. ''Tis not contrary to reason', as Hume put it, 'for me to chuse my total ruin, to prevent the least uneasiness of an Indian or person wholly unknown to me.'16 Hume transformed our way of thinking about practical rationality, and that...
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Values, Education and the Human World: Essays on Education, Culture ...

John Haldane - 2004 - 274 páginas
...the empirical sciences, led to an extreme statement of moral scepticism: Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my little finger (Hume, 1740, 1964). Doubtless Nero or Caligula would have found that, at face value,...
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Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

C. Stephen Evans - 2006 - 380 páginas
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