An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and by FRANCIS HUTCHESON


This paintings comprises treatises: bearing on attractiveness, order, concord, layout, and relating ethical stable and evil. there's no a part of philosophy of extra significance than a simply wisdom of human nature and its quite a few powers and inclinations. the writer offers those papers as an inquiry into a few of the pleasures which human nature is able to receiving. Written in previous English.

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And altho Colours have ࿣2 vast ࿣ Differences among themselves, as also have Sounds; yet there is a greater Agreement among the most opposite Colours, than between any Colour and a Sound: Hence Different Senses. 19 20 treatise i we call all Colours Perceptions of the same Sense. All the several Senses seem to have their distinct Organs, except Feeling, which is in some degree diffus’d over the whole Body. The Mind how active. III. The Mind has a Power of compounding Ideas ࿣3 , ࿣ which were receiv’d separately; of comparing ࿣4 their ࿣ Objects by means of the Ideas, and of observing their Relations and Proportions; of enlarging and diminishing its Ideas at pleasure, or in any certain Ratio, or Degree; and of considering separately [3] each of the simple Ideas, which might perhaps have been impress’d jointly in the Sensation.

Ix] the preface There is no part of Philosophy of more importance, than a just Knowledge of Human Nature, and its various Powers and Dispositions. Our late Inquirys have been very much employ’d about our Understanding, and the several Methods of obtaining Truth. We generally acknowledge, that the Importance of any Truth is nothing else than its Moment, or Efficacy to make Men happy, or to give them the greatest and most lasting Pleasure; and Wisdom denotes only a Capacity of pursuing this End by the best Means.

Hutcheson was a member of the group. * Sect. v. Art. 2. the last Paragraph. v. ” Virgil, Aeneid, book 4, l. 34 (Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid I–VI, with an English translation by H. : Harvard University Press, 1935 [revised edition]). vi. –1762) was successively bishop of Clonfert, Cloyne, Firns, and Elphin. He was a friend of Berkeley and probably a member of Molesworth’s circle in Dublin, where a lasting friendship with Hutcheson developed. Hutcheson’s son dedicated his father’s posthumous A System of Moral Philosophy (London, 1755) to Bishop Synge.

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