A Collection Of The Miscellaneous Writings Of Professor Frisbie; With Some Notices Of His Life And…

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byLevi Frisbie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...the view of the spectator become more estimable than even the original affection itself, on which its whole force and authority depend,--is not so easy to explain. In the fourth part of his essay, our author examines the principle of utility. ' The utility of any object pleases the master, by perpetually suggesting to him the pleasure or conveniency it is fitted to promote. The spectator enters by sympathy into the sentiments of the master, and necessarily views the object under the same agreeable aspect.' He admits, that utility and hurtfulness are the general characteristics of virtuous and vicious actions; but he still affirms--' that it is not the view of this utility, or hurtfulness, which is either the first or principal source of our approbation and disapprobation. These sentiments are, no doubt, enhanced and enlivened by the perception of the beauty or deformity which results from this utility or hurtfulness But still, I say, they are originally and essentially different from this perception. ' For, first of all, it seems impossible that the approbation of virtue should be a sentiment of the same kind with that, by which we appprove of a convenient and well-contrived building; or, that we should have no other reason for praising a man, than that for which we commend a chest of drawers. 1 And, secondly, it will be found, upon examination, that the usefulness of any disposition of mind is seldom the first ground of our approbation; and that the sentiment of approbation always involves in it a sense of propriety, quite distinct from the perception of utility.' He thus explains in what manner philosophers may have been led to consider utility, as the proper object of moral approbation. ' When a philosopher goes to examine why humanity...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...the view of the spectator become more estimable than even the original affection itself, on which its whole for...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217906850

ISBN - 13:9780217906852

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