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Dissertation on the progress of ethical philosophy

chiefly during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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of which he considers the moral sense as being one of the forms. Now, the popular disposition to detect selfishness in human motives is obviously ac- companied by a depreciating estimate of the feelings in which this taint is perceived.

Also, as the ethical system embraced by Mackintosh included some tenets which have in our own time been the subject of much controversy, and on which it appears to me that errors have been widely prevalent, I have ventured to make a few remarks, such as I thought most fitted to put the PREFACE. In the Continental languages to the south of the Rhine, the practice of deriving the names of science from Greek must be continued ; which would render the new names for a while unintelligible to the majority of men.

Dissertation on the progress of ethical philosophy, chiefly during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries : Mackintosh, James, Sir, 1765

His historical sketch of the progress of the subject has in it much to please and instruct, to interest and improve the ethical student. Choosing To Be Harmed: Autonomy and its Limits in Living Organ Donor Transplantation 2004• If we could take into due account the whole value of right principles, and the whole happi- ness produced by virtuous feelings, we could commit no practical error in making the advantageous conse- quences of actions the measure of their morality.

213 ; and, moreover, that "the compound may have properties not to be found in any of its compo- nent parts ; " as constantly happens, he observes, in material compounds. He assents, in a great mea- sure, to the explanation suggested by Hume and Smith p.

But further, it is argued by Butler and Mackintosh, that not only the benevolent affections, but the appetites also, are clearly distinguishable from this self-love.

If they have a general power in secular affairs, it must be because it is necessary to their spiritual authority ; and in that case to call it fortuitous would be to ascribe to it an adjunct destructive of its nature. from Intellectual Philosophywhich contemplates the laws of sensibility, of emotion, of desire and aversion, of pleasure and pain, of happiness and misery ; and on which arise the august and sacred landmarks that stand conspicuous along the frontier between Right and Wrong.