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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 - Página 9
por Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1833 - 571 páginas
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True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Robert C. Solomon, Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy Robert C Solomon - 2007 - 286 páginas
...Adam Smith wrote, in his Theory of the Moral Sentiments, "How selfish so ever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...of seeing it. Of this kind is pity or compassion, the emotion which we feel for the misery of others." Without compassion (sympathy), there would be...
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How to Take Advantage of the People Who Are Trying to Take Advantage of You ...

Joseph Stephen Breese Mores - 2006 - 203 páginas
...encourages us to give even when we don't stand to benefit. "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it." But we can't donate to charities or underprivileged countries if we are poor; we can do this because...
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Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Developments

Morris Altman - 2006 - 762 páginas
...sympathy for others and within the moral system of society: "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it" (Smith l759, 47). Adam Smith based his view of human nature on the human capacity for sympathy for...
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The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith

Knud Haakonssen, Professor of Philosophy Knud Haakonssen - 2006 - 409 páginas
...set in the first sentence of The Theory of Moral Sentiments: "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it." Smith wants to oppose the view that we empathize with others only when we think it to our advantage...
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Pricing on Purpose: Creating and Capturing Value

Ronald J. Baker - 2010 - 400 páginas
...studied human feelings and acts of benevolence. In it, he wrote: How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature,...nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it The greatest ruffian, the most hardened violator of the laws of society, is not altogether without...
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Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature

Ivy Schweitzer - 2006 - 276 páginas
..."principles" of sociability, later identified as the need for recognition, consolation, and approbation, "which interest him in the fortune of others, and...nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it" (9). Smith establishes the importance — in fact, the dominance — of visuality and spectacle from...
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The Fair Tax Book: Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS

Neal Boortz, John Linder - 2009 - 224 páginas
...economist Adam Smith wrote that man's nature "interests] him in the fortunes of others, and render[s] their happiness necessary to him, though he derive[s]...nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it." In 1980, the top marginal tax rate was 70 percent. That means that every dollar at the margin that...
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The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle's Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science

Daniel M. Gross - 2007 - 194 páginas
...wrong. In an opening passage that would challenge a Hobbes or a Bernard de Mandeville, Smith begins: 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...
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Medical Education: Past, Present, and Future : Handing on Learning

Kenneth Charles Calman - 2007 - 543 páginas
...think. Why not trie the expt. 1 John Hunter to Edward Jenner How selfish soever man 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 him, though he derives nothing from it...
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Culture of Ecology: Reconciling Economics and Environment

Robert E. Babe, Robert Babe - 2006 - 231 páginas
...beings, Smith in TMS insists that there also resides within the heart of each person 'some principles ... which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary for him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.'59 Whereas for Hobbes...
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