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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. "
Pioneers of Industrial Organization: How the Economics of Competition and ... - Página 26
editado por - 2007 - 352 páginas
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Useful Instruction (In Matters Religious, Moral and Other.)

Motilal M. Munshi - 1904
...fellowship. — CALAMF. For Heaven's eternal wisdom has decreed That man of man should ever stand in need. How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are...nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it. « — ADAM SMITH. Nature, when she formed man for society, endowed him with an original desire to...
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Sociology and Social Progress

Thomas Nixon Carver - 1905 - 810 páginas
...may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature which interest him in the fortunes of others, and render their happiness necessary to...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...
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The Classical Moralists: Selections Illustrating Ethics from Socrates to ...

Benjamin Rand - 1909 - 797 páginas
...PART I. — OF THE PROPRIETY OF ACTION SECTION I. OF THE SENSE OF PROPRIETY CHAPTER I. OF SYMPATHY How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are...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...
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The Development of Economics, 1750-1900

Oswald Fred Boucke - 1921 - 348 páginas
...it into a full-blown theory of ethics. The opening sentence of his "Theory of the Moral Sentiments" reads: "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there...nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it." Thus formulating the problem he proceeds to solve it, the general course of his argument being sufficiently...
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith - 2008 - 1152 páginas
...exploration of the sentiment of sympathy, which interests a man "in the fortune of others, and renders their happiness necessary to him, though he derives...nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it." Nevertheless Smith believed that the most persistent, the most universal, and therefore the most reliable...
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Adam Smith: Critical Assessments, Volumen4

John Cunningham Wood - 1993 - 322 páginas
...Encyclopedia of Philosophy does not seem wholly convinced by Schneider's analysis. 5. "How selfish soever a man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles...nothing from it. except the pleasure of seeing it." \MS , p.3| 6. "By the imagination we place ourselves in his situation . . . and become in some measure...
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Adam Smith: Critical Assessments, Volumen1

John Cunningham Wood - 1993 - 857 páginas
...explain the existence of benevolent sentiments, that "how selfish soever man may be supposed, there are some principles in his nature, which interest him...nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it." On this basis Smith could develop an ethical theory taking account of nonegoistic behavior. He believed...
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Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" Has to Teach Us

Robert C. Solomon - 2003 - 256 páginas
...gentleman acts not only "out of sympathy" but also in order to satisfy the demands of that sympathy. (Eg. "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are...derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.")24 The utilitarian and the hedonist act not only because of the desire for pleasure but also in...
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Feminist Economics Today: Beyond Economic Man

Marianne A. Ferber, Julie A. Nelson - 2003 - 209 páginas
...Indeed, it portrays a far more self-interested Homo economicus than did Adam Smith, who wrote: "However selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently...nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it" (Smith 1969, 47). Interest in the fortunes of others is absent from mainstream analyses, which instead...
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Public Finance and Public Policy: Responsibilities and Limitations of Government

Arye L. Hillman - 2003 - 766 páginas
...that the self-interest of people included a charitable concern for the well-being of others: However selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently...nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it. Adam Smith thereby observed that people feel sympathy or empathy for one another and can be expected...
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