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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 ...|
Aleksander Peczenik - 2008 - 384 pages
|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 ...
|Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?|
|James I felt that 'the common sort of people are apt to be jealous of anything that |
is new, though never so much for their ... knoweth how to do his labour, but
cannot give a reason why more than the instruction of his parents, or the custom
of the ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
2008 - 144 pages
|What is the "social contract," and what are our obligations to it? Is the "general will" infallible? What are the limits of sovereign power? What are the marks of "good government"? What constitutes the death of the body politic?|
1988 - 326 pages
|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
|17 I answer that all laws come from the reason and will of lawmakers: the divine |
and natural laws, indeed, from the ... the consent of the whole people, which
custom indicates, counts more in favor of a particular legal observance than the ...
Teun A Van Dijk - 2011 - 432 pages
|(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