The Theory of Moral Sentiments [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011892837
  • Publisher: Uplifting Publications
  • Publication date: 11/6/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 288 KB

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    Posted October 15, 2011

    A volume for your "Cultural Literacy" bookshelf.

    A fine reference. A long and dense read.

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