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Observations upon a treatise intituled, Of humane reason.

Edward Stephens

Observations upon a treatise intituled, Of humane reason.

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Published by J. Leigh in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Clifford, Martin, -- d. 1677.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination[1], 73 p.
    Number of Pages73
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19896569M

    In order to justify to ourselves this absurdity, we often feign some new and unintelligible principle, that connects the objects together, and prevents their interruption or variation. They are the successive perceptions only, that constitute the mind; nor have we the most distant notion of the place, where these scenes are represented, or of the materials, of which it is compos'd. He gives a famous spontaneous order theory of the evolution of norms of justice, which he believes to be an artificial, culturally constructed set of ideas. Might be a clue there.

    But John Locke argued for reminting at the old intrinsic metal value in order to maintain "confidence" in debt contracts. He goes on to describe the political commonwealth as a deliberate and conscious creation of men, that men enter into agreements with each other it in order to protect their property rights. An infant becomes a man, and is sometimes fat, sometimes lean, without any change in his identity. Pleasing me and irritating my mother - you score big in my two favorite categories.

    The ceremonies of the Roman Catholic religion may be considered as experiments of the same nature. We fall into it unawares and may try to correct ourselves by reflection, but philosophical thinking is too hard to sustain, in the face of the powerful bias of the imagination, to keep Observations upon a treatise intituled from falling into the habit of confusing the two distinct ideas. As memory alone acquaints us with the continuance and extent of this succession of perceptions, 'tis to be consider'd, upon that account chiefly, as the source of personal identity. When my perceptions are remov'd for any time, as by sound sleep; so long am I insensible of myself and may truly be said not to exist. We must, therefore, in every reasoning form a new judgment, as a check or controul on our first judgment or belief; and must enlarge our view to comprehend a kind of history of all the instances, wherein our understanding has deceiv'd us, compar'd with those, wherein its testimony was just and true. Thus, spatial contiguity plays no role at all and temporal contiguity would be the basis of ascribing identity only to two immediately succeding perceptions.


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Observations upon a treatise intituled, Of humane reason. by Edward Stephens Download PDF Ebook

Of personal identity. We may add force to these experiments by others of a different kind, in considering the effects of contiguity, as well as of resemblance.

A Treatise of Human Nature Summary & Study Guide

But he did not stay in Oxford for long, and, in the capacity of a tutor, went abroad to France for three years. Now the only qualities, which can give ideas Of humane reason. book union in the imagination, are these three relations above-mention'd.

In the man of the best sense and longest experience, this authority is never entire; since even such-a-one must be conscious of many errors in the past, and must still dread the like for the future. InLocke was elected censor in natural philosophy.

The first is a succession of distinct sounds that are deemed to be a single noise because they have a single cause. Our eyes cannot turn in their sockets without varying our perceptions.

Treatise of Human Nature/Book 1: Of the understanding/Part 4/Section 1

It in his first tract, Some Considerationswhere Locke develops his contributions to economic theory. Thus, we attribute continued existence of our identical self to times about which we have entirely forgotten what happened.

Under ordinary conditions, truthfulness and honesty are not only useful in the promotion of individual welfare but are essential for the transaction of social relationships. If we ask ourselves why it is Of humane reason. book people generally admire the rich and powerful in their midst, we will find that it is Of humane reason.

book more than selfish interests on our part that causes us to hold them in such high esteem. Locke realized he was under suspicion, and decided it was time to go. This section contains words approx.

As the royal mint and market ratios Of humane reason. book different, gold poured from Europe into England, while a reverse flow sent silver out. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.

For what could such an impression be? AroundJohn Locke also authored his first economics piece, a memo to Shaftesbury on Sir Josiah Child's recent proposal to lower the interest rate from 6 to 4 percent.

And as the same individual republic may not only change its members, but also its laws and constitutions; in like manner the same person may vary his character and disposition, as well as his impressions and ideas, without losing his identity.

In order to Of humane reason. book this question, we must distinguish betwixt personal identity, as it regards our thought or imagination, and as it regards our passions or the concern we take in ourselves.

It enables one to evaluate merit in the persons with whom he is Of humane reason. book, to estimate the risks that are involved in business transactions, and to choose the better of alternative courses of action. Where the mind reaches not its objects with easiness and facility, the same principles have not the same effect as in a more natural conception of the ideas; nor does the imagination feel a sensation, which holds any proportion with that which arises from its common judgments and opinions.

London: Taylor, What then gives us so great a propension to ascribe an identity to these successive perceptions, and to suppose ourselves possest of an invariable and uninterrupted existence thro' the whole course of our lives? Consequently, the legitimacy of a government, rests on consent of the governed, the extent to which civil society feels it is fulfilling its role, protecting individual and property rights, and retain civil rights to resist tyranny.

Our propensity to this mistake is so great from the resemblance above-mention'd, that we fall into it before we are aware; and tho' we incessantly correct ourselves by reflection, and return to a more accurate method of thinking, yet we cannot long sustain our philosophy, or take off this biass from the imagination.

Locke's Essay concerning the Human Understanding, with Locke's approval, in Locke also emphasizes the vital importance of the separation of powers to keep tyranny at bay. It cannot, therefore, be from any of these impressions, or from any other, that the idea of self is deriv' d; and consequently there is no such idea.

But as it is suppos'd to be contradictory to reason, it gradually diminishes the force of that governing power, and its own at the same time; till at last they both vanish away into nothing, by a regular and just diminution.

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