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Unformatted text preview: Premise 5: Man can not escape the feeling of pity because it takes the place of laws, mores and virtue. Premise 6: Since it takes the place of laws, mores and virtue, it prevents acts which are evil in nature. Premise 7: Man did not survive by reasoning about evil but by feeling the natural sentiment of pity. Premise 8: The human race would have ceased to exist if its preservation depended on reasoning. Conclusion: It is therefore quite certain that pity is a natural sentiment, which, by moderating in each individual the activity of the love of one self, contributes to the preservation of the entire species....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Neta during the Spring '07 term at UNC.
- Spring '07