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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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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 - 2003 - 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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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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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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Morality and Politics

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller, 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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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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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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