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By Jack C. Richards

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ISBN-13: 9780194345873

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16. However, this should not be taken to mean that all the effects which it was given to us to foresee as more likely to follow an action or omission of ours than its contrary, should be imputed to us, to the same degree (as often happens) or even in the same way, as if they had been produced directly by us; we mean only that all consequences of this kind ought to be included in the more general calculation, if not in the particular calculation. Hence it would not be a right action if it were likely that some evil would be caused or some good prevented; nor would it be right to forgo an action by which evil could possibly be avoided or good procured; the greater prospect of obtaining some good or avoiding some evil must determine our choice of action.

Titius, Preface, Observationum ratiocinantium. on moral philosophy 15 in this volume can be gained from the foregoing. It remains for us, Reader, to give you some account of the labors that have gone into the volume itself. It has been for a long time a concern of the Scottish universities to allow their students to drink from the pure and abundant springs of every discipline, whatever may be said by some who pronounce on matters they have little investigated. I note14 in particular a most ingenious man, who has deserved excellently of his country on many accounts, Sir Richard Steele, who declares, in the Epistle Dedicatory to Pope Clement XI, prefaced to An Account of the State of the Roman Catholic Religion, edited by himself,15 that in the Scottish academies they scrupulously abstain from every attempt to investigate the truth deeply, or make further advances in the sciences.

17. 11, p. 20. ” The biblical saying cited by Carmichael is significant in its underlining of the ascetic dimension of Carmichael’s moral philosophy, as contrasted with the Epicurean orientation of much of Pufendorf ’s moral thought. 18. De Vries, De Natura Dei, p. 32. on human action 37 actions, since they have been undertaken as a result of a previous choice, though joined with a tendency in the opposite direction. i] It is his own free actions and omissions, as we have defined them at pp.

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