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|Antonio Santi. Wisdom J/wwm Misfortune does not always result in harm. Don't |
|Life may be a vale of tears at times, but it is not always that burdensome in its |
assigned misfortunes. Given the person-relative emphasis in Pitcher's definition
of misfortune, the end result is a non-Occamish multiplication of ills beyond
compassion. ... when he writes: "The view that an antemortem person can be
harmed after his death is one that we all find, or can anyway be made to find,
entirely plausible, ...
|The awkwardness is exacerbated, however, because we also want to use the |
term 'harm' to refer to things that are bad for us, ... By applying the thwarted desire
criterion, we can reinforce the conclusion that death is not always a misfortune ...
|It is an injury to society to let publick ofl'enclers go free; young neople do not |
always consider the harm which there may ... ood which might result from the
superiour cultivation of the numan mind, and the more extended diffusion of
Knowledge; ... The evil, or, in its contracted form, th ill, befalls a person ; the
misfortune comes upon him the harm is taken, or he receives the harm; the rim
chief is done him.
|It does not follow from this that deaths that are not tragic are not harms or |
misfortunes. These notions — tragedy, on the one hand, and harm and
misfortune, on the other — are not equivalent. ... 3.6 PATERNALISM AND
ANIMALS Earlier (3.2) it was noted that what we are interested in is not always in
our interests and that ...
|But no one wants to believe Aunty Celestine—they spurn her—yes, yes, just go, |
you will regret having come to America? What are you doing now? Away from me
, I have done you no harm—have I not always prophesied that a great misfortune
|the teacher was obliged to accept that the child's statements did not indicate |
abuse. ... We have noticed how official files of families trapped in cases of
iatrogenic damage list, not always accurately by the way, misfortunes and
deprivations in a ...
|They are not rational processes, although they may inform reason and as such |
can often lead to irrational responses—including addictive ... but also with deep
compassion, remembering always that “there, but for reason, go I.” Freedom from
Harm The most remarkable consequence of the Stoic orientation toward pleasure
and pain is the degree of immunity it offers to the experience of misfortune.
|Having taken many people to enroll in AA, where Mattie always was amazed at |
the serenity prayer: “God, give me the ... Mattie's new acquaintance quickly
remarked how he was not an alcoholic, simply a hard drinker, and told him that
he ... teacher, nurse, or other service job you can start a small business on the
side which will result in you doubling your ... It is also wise to bear in mind that in
all companies and governmentjobs, you will have workman's compensation ifyou
get hurt on.
|This activity of parents and teachers is always described as a proof of their love (|
e.g., Proverbs 13:24; 19:18; 29:17) and, even if educational ... God's intention is
not to hurt us, but in his company even misfortune can serve the cause of life.