The Philosophy Of The Moral Feelings

Author: John Abercrombie
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776580516
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John Abercrombie was a Scottish medical doctor who dedicated his spare time to dabbling in philosophy. Over the course of his career, he produced a number of well-regarded volumes on philosophy. In The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings, Abercrombie presents a systematic overview of human emotions, their sources, and their moral and ethical implications.

The Philosophy Of The Moral Feelings

Author: Jacob Abbott
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781358548079
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Basic Writings

Author: Paul Rée
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252028182
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This book contains the first English translations of The Origin of the Moral Sensations and Psychological Observations the two most important works by the German philosopher Paul Re. These essays present Re's moral philosophy, which influenced the ideas of his close friend Friedrich Nietzsche considerably. Nietzsche scholars have often incorrectly attributed to him arguments and ideas that are Re's and have failed to detect responses to Re's works in Nietzsche's writings. Re's thinking combined two strands: a pessimistic conception of human nature, presented in the French moralists' aphoristic style that would become a mainstay of Nietzsche's own writings, and a theory of morality derived from Darwin's theory of natural selection. Re's moral Darwinism was a central factor prompting Nietzsche to write On the Genealogy of Morals and the groundwork for much of today's "evolutionary ethics."In an illuminating critical introduction, Robin Small examines Re's life and work, locating his application of evolutionary concepts to morality within a broader history of Darwinism while exploring Re's theoretical and personal relationship with Nietzsche. In placing Nietzsche in his intellectual and social context, Small profoundly challenges the myth of Nietzsche as a solitary thinker.

The Faculties Of The Human Mind And The Case Of Moral Feeling In Kant S Philosophy

Author: Antonino Falduto
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110370557
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This work shows the inconsistencies between the psychological and anthropological ways of interpreting Kant’s pure philosophy. It is argued that Kant’s philosophy can be understood only in the context of his theory of the faculties, including their purely formal and rational use. Against this background, Kant’s concept of moral feeling is clarified in the context of his cognitivist moral theory.

The Theory Of Moral Sentiments

Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: VM eBooks
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How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it. Of this kind is pity or compassion, the emotion which we feel for the misery of others, when we either see it, or are made to conceive it in a very lively manner. That we often derive sorrow from the sorrow of others, is a matter of fact too obvious to require any instances to prove it; for this sentiment, like all the other original passions of human nature, is by no means confined to the virtuous and humane, though they perhaps may feel it with the most exquisite sensibility. The greatest ruffian, the most hardened violator of the laws of society, is not altogether without it.