The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review : October, 1848 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Princeton Review: October, 1848 Thus far, his Opinions were correct, and the object at which he aimed was important. But, in our judgment, he erred in considering all our emotions as equally destitute of a'moral character as these instinctive sensibilities, which have been mentioned. Indeed, he finds fault with Dr. Brown for distin guishing our emotions into Such as involve the idea of morality and such as do not. We think, says he, (pp. That Dr. Brown has made a wrong discrimination, when he speaks of certain emotions which involve in them a moral feeling, and certain others of them which do not. There is no moral designa tion applicable to any of the emotions, viewed nakedly in them selves. They are our volitions, and our volitions only, which admit of being thus characterized; and emotions are no further virtuous or vicious than as volitions are blended with them, and blended with them so far as to have given them either their direction or their birth. According to our judgment, Dr. Brown was altogether right in the distinction which he made between two classes of our emotions; and the distinction is very impor tant in an accurate moral system. And Dr. Chalmers, by re pudiating this distinction, and confining a moral character to volitions only, has involved his system in difficulties from which it cannot be extricated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024305467X
  • 9780243054671