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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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Morality and Politics: Volume 21, Part 1

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr, Jeffrey Paul - 2004 - 354 páginas
...since it fell outside these two criteria. Hence Hume was able to say, " Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger."15 Yet this skepticism about the foundations of ethics did not turn Hume into a subjectivist...
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Philosophy in Practice: An Introduction to the Main Questions

Adam Morton - 2003 - 464 páginas
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On Desire: Why We Want What We Want

William B. Irvine - 2005 - 336 páginas
...driving the car, it would be foolish for me to want it. As Hume puts it, "'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the...my total ruin, to prevent the least uneasiness of ... [a] person wholly unknown to me."52 Thus, imagine a person who was perfectly rational but who had...
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The Retreat of Reason: A Dilemma in the Philosophy of Life

Ingmar Persson - 2005 - 494 páginas
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Critical Ethnography: Method, Ethics, and Performance

D. Soyini Madison - 2005 - 247 páginas
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Early Responses to Hume's Moral, Literary & Political Writings

James Fieser - 2005 - 819 páginas
...laudable or blameable, but cannot be reasonable or unreasonable." That "it is not contrary to reason, to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger." That "it is not contrary to reason, for me to chuse my total ruin to prevent the least uneasiness of...
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Step Back, The: Ethics and Politics after Deconstruction

David Wood - 2012 - 248 páginas
...one level, poisoning a lake just redistributes molecules. (Compare Hume: '"Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger" [A Treatise on Human Nature]). In some sense "nature" merely adjusts. I identify nature with the potential...
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What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life

Julian Baggini - 2005 - 224 páginas
...good for humans or anything else. This is what Hume meant when he wrote, "Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.' The desire to do good is rooted not in reason but in the varieties of love: the love for a partner,...
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In Defense of Natural Theology: A Post-Humean Assessment

James F. Sennett, Douglas Groothuis - 2005 - 336 páginas
...conclusions about the relationship of reason and passions. Hume's claim that it is "not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger" (THN 2.3.3) brings us to "one of Hume's worst arguments," according to Penelhum.40 Hume wrongly assumes...
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Practical Reasoning and Ethical Decision

Robert Audi - 2025 - 264 páginas
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