By THIRD EARL OF SHAFTESBURY
This new Liberty Fund variation of Characteristicks offers the total 1732 textual content of this vintage paintings of philosophy and political conception. additionally incorporated are devoted reproductions of the stirring engravings that Shaftesbury created to facilitate the reader's attention of his meditations at the interrelationships between fact, goodness, attractiveness, advantage, liberty, accountability, society, and the nation. click on the following to view a pattern artwork card. The grandson of a founder and chief of the English Whigs, and tutored by way of John Locke, Anthony Ashley Cooper, the 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671–1713), wrote essentially the most intellectually influential works in English of the eighteenth century. This was once the three-volume Characteristicks, initially released in 1711, yet revised in 1714 to house the engravings of illustrations that Shaftesbury himself performed to assist the reader's attention of his reflections on advantage as a type of rationally completed concord one of the affections. extensively considered as the 1st exponent of the view that ethics derives, no longer from cause by myself, yet from "sentiment," Shaftesbury criticizes not just Locke yet, specifically, Hobbes for the dim view that "the country of nature" is "a conflict of all opposed to all." on the contrary, Shaftesbury argued that human nature responds such a lot absolutely to representations of the great, the genuine, and the gorgeous, and that people clearly hope society. In all of those reflections, he presents a wide scope for the workout of person liberty and accountability. Douglas Den Uyl has for a few years been a Professor of Philosophy at Bellarmine university, Louisville, and is vp of academic courses for Liberty Fund, Inc.
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Conclusion.  ject of this Passion be really adequate and just, (the Hypothesis of Theism being real, and not imaginary) then is the Passion also just, and becomes absolutely due and requisite in every rational Creature. HENCE we may determine justly the Relation which V has to P; the ﬁrst being not compleat but in the latter: Since where the latter is wanting, there can neither be the same Benignity, Firmness, or Constancy; the same good Composure of the Aﬀections, or Uniformity of Mind.
Tain that his Worshipers, believing this History to be literally and strictly true, must of A course be taught a greater Love of amorous and wanton Acts. If there be a Religion which teaches the Adoration and Love of a G, whose Character it is to be captious, and of high resentment, subject to Wrath and Anger, furious, revengeful; and revenging himself, when oﬀended, on others than those who gave the Oﬀence: and if there be added to the Character of this G, a fraudulent Disposition, encouraging Deceit and Treachery amongst Men; favourable to a few, tho for slight causes, and cruel to the rest: ’tis evident that such a Religion as this being strongly enforc’d, must of necessity raise even an Approbation and Respect towards the Vices of this kind, and breed a sutable Disposition, a capricious, partial, revengeful, and deceitful Temper.
For the stronger this Aﬀection is in any-one, the less will he be able to have true Resignation, or Submission to the Rule and Order of D. ’’ A But notwithstanding the Injury which the Principle of Virtue may possibly suﬀer, by the Increase of the selﬁsh Passion, in the way we have been mentioning; ’tis certain, on the other side, that the Principle of Fear of future Punishment, and Hope of future Reward, how mercenary or servile soever it may be accounted, is yet, in many Circumstances, a great Advantage, Security, and Support to Virtue.