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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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Philosophy of Biology: A Contemporary Introduction

Alexander Rosenberg, Daniel W. McShea - 2008 - 241 páginas
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Civilizing Authority: Society, State, and Church

Patrick M. Brennan - 2007 - 230 páginas
...serve and obey them. 'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world than to the scratching of my finger. 'Tis not contrary to reason for me to chuse my total ruin, to prevent the least uneasiness of an Indian or a person wholly unknown to me....
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David Hume: Moral and Political Theorist

Russell Hardin - 2007 - 260 páginas
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Do You Think what You Think You Think?: The Ultimate Philosophical Handbook

Julian Baggini, Jeremy Stangroom - 2007 - 185 páginas
...everyone against everyone." a. Locke b. Marx c. Nietzsche d. Hobbes 15 "'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger." a. Hume b. Nietzsche c. Wittgenstein d. Hobbes 16 "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,...
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Democratic Education Stretched Thin

...explains that "the understanding can neither justify nor condemn" a passion. "'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger." 7 This is the sense in which Hume's psychologistic account of moral motivation may be labeled an "internalist"...
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Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind

David Livingstone Smith - 2007 - 256 páginas
...David Hume captured the essence of this principle in his famous remark that "Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger."1 Mel Brooks made a similar point 300 years later: "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy...
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Rationality and discourse: towards a normative model of applying law

Bartosz Brożek - 2007 - 321 páginas
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Praktische Gründe und die Realität der Moral

Christoph Halbig - 2007 - 409 páginas
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Hitchcock and Philosophy: Dial M for Metaphysics

David Baggett, William A. Drumin - 2007 - 273 páginas
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Egalitarianism of the Free Society: And the End of Class Conflict

Robert Corfe - 2008 - 317 páginas
...abstract sensations in time."139In response to Hume's contention that, "it is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger," Mumford comments, "one could not caricature this doctrine if one wanted to. ... It stands self-condemned....
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