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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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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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Hayek and Human Rights: Foundations for a Minimalist Approach to Law

John C. W. Touchie - 2005 - 267 páginas
...143-146). 71. Or, as Hume puts it in his inimitable way ([1739] 1888: 416), '[t]is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.' 72. Hayek (1976: 75-76; 1979a: 201-202). 73. One unique up to an affrne transformation, that is, f(x)...
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Reason and Reality: Realism and Idealism in Pragmatic Perspective

Nicholas Rescher - 2005 - 169 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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Handbook of Organization Theory and Management: The Philosophical Approach ...

Thomas D. Lynch, Peter L. Cruise - 2005 - 896 páginas
...ought only to be the slave of the passions."63 In this regard, therefore, "'tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger."64 Morals affect actions because they "excite passions."65 "Reason of itself is utterly impotent...
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Cunning

Don Herzog - 2006 - 197 páginas
...is all about means. As Hume emphasizes, it can't pretend to judge ends: " Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger." To 21 See Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984), chap. 1, especially pp....
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 páginas
...than to serve and obey them. A Treatise upon Human Nature bk. 2 (1739) 3 It is not contrary to reason g king. "Sonnet: England in 1819" 1. 1 (written 1819) 9 Hail to thee, blithe A Treatise upon Human Nature bk. 2 (1739) 4 Of all the animals with which this globe is peopled, there...
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Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato's Republic

C. D. C. Reeve - 368 páginas
...desires themselves cannot be irrational. Hence Hume's notorious remark that it is "not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger." Hume sometimes suggests, however, that desires are subject to at least one kind of rational criticism....
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The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-century Philosophy, Volúmenes1-2

Knud Haakonssen - 2006 - 1407 páginas
...literally: not being a moral principle, reason is quite indifferent to morality. 'Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger' (Treatise, 2.3.3.6, SBN 416). Being the mere faculty of knowing by demonstration or knowledge, it can...
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