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|The 250th-anniversary edition of the influential treatise on social responsibility that has shaped leaders from Bill Gates to Barack Obama Best known for his revolutionary free-market economics treatise The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith was ...|
|This is true but it does not imply that fixity of the spontaneous custom is lower and |
its legitimacy inferior. Much stronger reasons support the contrary conclusion.
Firstly, the custom of people may be relatively fixed, perhaps more so than the ...
|... but that could be said of most of the rest of the world where other crops served |
as well to produce beer and wine as do those ... more by local custom than by
more fundamental reasons they are by no means inconsequential, People get
|160 At the same time, Gervase Markham criticized 'the rude, simple and ignorant |
clown, who only knoweth how to do his labour, but cannot give a reason why
more than the instruction of his parents, or the custom of the country'?61 All of this
|DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONFORMITY TERMS I have been arguing that |
terms like norm, custom, and the like share some core features. ...
prototypically stresses that lots of people do action Y, and the fact that others do Y
is a central reason that people do it. ... If the idea that Y has been done in the past
is considered to make an action more worthy of doing than the mere fact that
others do Y, then ...
|Similarly, disagreement in ethics might signal nothing more than that some |
people are less enlightened than others. Why should we ... In some cases, no
good reason can be given to show that one custom is better than another. Can
any good ...
|More so than law or custom, morality is related to what is harmful or beneficial to |
people. Even though this aspect is ... It is desirable that good reasons be given
for laws, but the lack of such reasons does not keep the law from being legal.
|the religious practices of the Middle Ages were among the forces maintaining the |
elaborate customs which then governed farming life. ... People maintained them
through many centuries, and do not seem to have offered any reason for doing so
other than custom. More important, though not from the present point of view
more religious than the folklore practices, were the ceremonies of the Christian
|(10) Premise 1: If smoking has always been an adult custom, then young people |
should not smoke. ... p then q' premise, the protagonist (RJR) is nonetheless
committed to its truth by virtue of offering p as a reason for accepting q. ... This
does nothing more than state that inferring the one statement from the other is