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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. "
Lives of eminent persons; consisting of Galileo, Kepler - Página 8
por Lives - 1833
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Historical Boundaries, Narrative Forms: Essays on British Literature in the ...

Everett Zimmerman - 2007 - 268 páginas
...Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) with the proposition that "how selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it" (9). The moral philosopher David Hume argued that it was emotion not reason that made us act in benevolent...
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Media Unlimited, Revised Edition: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds ...

Todd Gitlin - 2007 - 272 páginas
...(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976 [1759, 1790]), which begins: "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it" (p. 9). The Smith who placed such emphasis on fellow-feeling is obviously not the flinty Smith beloved...
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Financing Development Aid and Beyond: Aid and Beyond

OECD - 2007 - 152 páginas
...Adam Smith stated in his 1759 Theory of Moral Sentiments: "However selfish soever man may be disposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it". Indeed, charitable donations by individuals, both small-scale donors and super-rich, and by firms can...
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Democracy, Equality, and Justice: John Adams, Adam Smith, and Political Economy

John E. Hill - 2007 - 265 páginas
...opening sentence in Theory of Moral Sentiments makes this clear: "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it." He also wrote that man "has a natural love for society," that nature "formed man for society," and...
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Feeling British: Sympathy and National Identity in Scottish and English ...

Evan Gottlieb, Associate Professor of English Evan Gottlieb - 2007 - 274 páginas
...conceptualization of sympathy's role in the formation of human societies: "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it."16 Unlike his mentor Hutcheson, Smith does not deny that Hobbes and Mandeville may be correct to...
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Institutions and Governance of Business Relationships

Laura Désor - 2007 - 128 páginas
...actors' utility function.103 As already Adam Smith pointed out "how selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it".1 That trust and altruism are more realistic behavioural assumptions than opportunism has been...
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The Marriage of Minds: Reading Sympathy in the Victorian Marriage Plot

Rachel Ablow - 2007 - 231 páginas
...priority of our sympathetic attachments to others. "How selfish soever man may be supposed," he writes, "there are evidently some principles in his nature,...derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it."9 In making this claim, Smith is insisting on the naturalness and inevitability of sympathy, and...
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Democracy, Freedom and Coercion: A Law and Economics Approach

Alain Marciano, Jean-Michel Josselin - 2007 - 296 páginas
...found in Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments^ where he writes: 'How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.'31 As economists, we wonder if the pleasure coming from the observation of someone else's pleasure...
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Wirtschaftsethik und Wirtschaftspädagogik - Eine systematische Aufarbeitung ...

Andreas Hinz - 2007 - 92 páginas
...führt. Zu (1): Beachtet werden muss dazu auch Folgendes: "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure ofseeing it. 65 " Umgekehrt verursacht das Unglück eines Menschen bei anderen Betroffenheit. Smith...
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Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom

Eric H. Kessler, James R. Bailey - 2007 - 579 páginas
...Smith, here is how these sentiments motivate our behavior: How selfish so ever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...others, and render their happiness necessary to him. Of this kind is pity and compassion, the emotion which we feel for the misery of others, when we either...
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