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Book Description
'In the essay on passions, Hutcheson defined 'sense' as every determination of the mind either to receive ideas independently of the will or to have perceptions of pleasure or pain. This definition led to the introduction of several new senses into Hutcheson's system. For instance, there is public sense, which is our determination to be pleased by the happiness of others and to be uneasy at their misery. There is also the sense of honor, which makes the approbation or gratitude of others for any actions we have done the necessary occasion of pleasure' ('Encyclopaedia of Philosophy'). Hutcheson placed most emphasis on the 'moral sense' representing a capacity for moral judgement, which (supported by the senses of honour or of shame) encourages the individual to virtuous action. Francis Hutcheson was Adam Smith's teacher and mentor. The utilitarian nature of his philosophy anticipated Bentham and Mill, and this work and his 'Inquiry' are the first two works listed by Jevons in his bibliography of mathematico-economic books to be found in the Appendix to the 1879 edition of the 'Theory of Political Economy'.
Dealer Notes
Chuo III 126; ESTC t061154; Jessop p. 144; Jevons, 'Theory', 1879, p. 301.
Author [HUTCHESON, Francis].
Date 1728
Binding bound in later half calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt with red morocco label lettered in gilt.
Publisher London: Printed by J.Darby and T. Browne, for John Smith and William Bruce, Booksellers in Dublin; and sold by J. Osborn and T. Longman ...
Condition 8vo, pp. xxii, [ii] contents, 333, [1] advertisement, [2] proposals for printing by subscription; leaf A2 with portion missing to corner with loss of three letters on each page, otherwise, apart from a few occasional marks, a clean crisp copy;

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