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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 87
por Leslie Stephen - 1876
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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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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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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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The Uses of Argument

Stephen E. Toulmin - 2003 - 247 páginas
...powerless to reject the most fantastic conclusions: no wonder that for Hume "tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger'. Yet perhaps one should say again, not for Hume, but for Hume as a philosopher. He is the first to admit...
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101 Ethical Dilemmas

Martin Cohen - 2003 - 332 páginas
...many such matters. David Hume summed it up very nicely with his epithet: 'it is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.' Now chronically hungry people and the conditions that keep them that way are very dull subjects, as...
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker - 2003 - 509 páginas
...that morality cannot be grounded in reason alone anyway. As Hume wrote, " 'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger."17 The emotions of sympathy, gratitude, and guilt are the source of innumerable acts of kindness...
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A Treatise of Human Nature

David Hume - 2003 - 455 páginas
...insufficient for the end, the understanding can neither justify nor condemu it. Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of im finger. Tis not contrary to reason for me to chuse my total ruin, to prevent the least uneasiness...
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Eight Theories of Ethics

Gordon Graham, Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts Gordon Graham - 2004 - 221 páginas
...about desires and cannot therefore declare any desire to be irrational. Hume in fact accepts this. Tis not contrary to reason (he says) to prefer 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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