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" Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. "
Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages - Σελίδα 279
των Materials - 1846
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Mind, Τόμος 8

George Croom Robertson, George Frederick Stout, George Edward Moore - 1883
...least, was satisfied with the general statement, when he gives, as the first sentence of his book: — "Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. A man may pretend to abjure their empire ; but in reality he will remain subject to it all the while."...

Three Books of Offices, Or Moral Duties: Also His Cato Major, an Essay on ...

Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1878 - 343 σελίδες
...may be learned by two characteristic passages : — " Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what wo ought to do. as well as to determine what wo shall do. On the one hand, the standard of right and...

An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

Jeremy Bentham - 1879 - 378 σελίδες
...governance of two Mankind sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to ly pain and point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we pe shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and...

The Theological Review: A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought ..., Τόμος 16

Charles Beard - 1879
...Professor Jevons' theory, such, eg, as are suggested by his adoption of Jeremy Bentham's dictum that " Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters — pain md. pleasure," and the extreme utilitarianism based upon this supposed fact. But we will only point...

British Thought and Thinkers: Introductory Studies, Critical, Biographical ...

George Sylvester Morris - 1880 - 388 σελίδες
...unequivocally expresses at the beginning of his introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation : " Nature has placed mankind under the governance of...causes and effects, are fastened to their throne." This is the metaphysical — or quasi-metaphysical — kernel of Benthamism. James Mill, being introduced...

British Thought and Thinkers: Introductory Studies, Critical, Biographical ...

George Sylvester Morris - 1880 - 388 σελίδες
...introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation : " Nature has placed mankind under the govern. ance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is...right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and eifects, are fastened to their throne." This is the metaphysical — or quasi-metaphysical — kernel...

A Student's Handbook of Psychology and Ethics: Designed Chiefly for the ...

Frederick Ryland - 1880 - 173 σελίδες
...only because of the pains which it produces." Again, "Nature has placed Mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do." " By the principle of utility is meant, that principle which approves or disapproves of every action...

Hindū Philosophy: The Sānkhya Kārikā of Īśwara Kṛishṇa. An Exposition of the ...

Īśvarakr̥ṣṇa, John Davies - 1881 - 151 σελίδες
...the body.2 The latter can only procure a better state of bodily connection ; it cannot destroy it. under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain...ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do " (Jeremy Bentham, Introd. to Prin. of Morals, &c., cx ss. 9, 10, cis i). 2 In the system of Bentham...

The Conscience : Lectures on Casuistry: Delivered in the University of Cambridge

Frederick Denison Maurice - 1883 - 175 σελίδες
...passages of his Principles of Morals and Legislation. " Nature has placed mankind under the government " of two sovereign masters, Pain and Pleasure. It is...for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as 1 well as to determine what we shall do. On the one ' hand, the standard of right and wrong, on the...

Physical Metempiric

Alfred Barratt - 1883 - 311 σελίδες
...a good in itself." Bentham commences his Principles of Morals and Legislation in these words — " Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. ... On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects,...




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