"There is no way of coming at
a true theory of society, but by inquiring into the nature of its component
To understand humanity in its combinations, it is necessary
to analyze humanity in its
We quickly find that every phenomenon exhibited by
an amalgamation of men,
originates in some quality of the
A little consideration shows us, for instance, that
the very existence of society, implies some natural affinity in its members for
such a union.
It is pretty clear too, that without
a certain fitness in mankind
for ruling, and being
ruled, government would be an
organizations of commerce, have grown up under the
stimulus of certain desires existing in each
It is from
our possession of an
emotion to which they appeal, that
religious institutions have
been called into existence.
We see throughout nature that
the properties of a
community are dependent upon
the attributes of each and
every one of its component parts.
Every social action must have its
origin in a property of the individual.
the attractions and affinities latent in
separate atoms, become visible when those atoms are approximated; so
the forces that are dormant in
the isolated men, are rendered active by juxtaposition
with his fellows.
philosophy suggests moral law originates naturally.
Had we no other inducement to eat
other than survival, it is scarcely probable that
our bodies would be so well cared for as now.
If, in addition to
these needs of the body,
requirements of our nature were similarly consigned to the sole care of the
intellect - were knowledge, property, freedom, reputation, friends,
sought only at the intellects
dictation - then our investigations would be perpetual,
our estimates complex,
our decisions so
difficult that life would be wholly occupied in
the collection of evidence and
the balancing of
Quite different, however, is the method of nature.
We find in self desire;
Longings for food, for sleep, for warmth, are
intense gratification derived therefrom is
quite independent of foreseen
Continuance is secured not in
obedience to reason but
often in defiance.
That men are not
impelled to accumulate the means of subsistence solely by
a view to consequences, is
proved by the existence of
skinflints, in whom the love of acquisition is gratified to the neglect of
employed a like system of regulating our conduct to our fellows.
We behave in the public in the most
agreeable manner, a love of praise.
thoughtlessness produces not only an inattentiveness to the
critique; it is the failure of conscience and moral witnessing." - Henry A.
It is desirable that there should
be a segregation of those
best fitted for companionship - hence the sentiment of friendship from
May we not then reasonably expect to find a like
instrumentality employed in impelling us to conduct in observance what we call
Guided to bodily welfare by instincts which spring domestic
Similar agencies secure
indirect benefit by regulating social behavior.
We possess a "
Moral Sense," a duty to dictate
rectitude in transactions; we enjoy gratitude through fair dealing; giving
birth to the sentiment of
of our rule should be 'the greatest happiness to the greatest number?" the
"Such is our opinion," answers the
Whereupon, after some shuffling, our petitioner is
forced to confess, that he has no other authority but his own feeling - that he
has simply an innate perception of the fact; or, in other words, that "his moral sense tells him
In truth, none but those committed to
a preconceived theory, can fail
to recognise, on every hand, the workings of such a faculty.
times downward there have been constant signs of its presence -
signs which happily thicken as our own day is approached.
The articles of
embody its protests against
But how, it may be asked, can an emotion have
How can a
desire give rise to a moral sense ?
To elucidate this we must take
Contrast the skinflint and the
his devotedness to accumulation, the skinflint has a quite peculiar
belief in the worth of money.
The most stringent economy he thinks
virtuous; and anything like the most ordinary liberality vicious;
whilst of extravagance he has an
Whatever adds to his store seems to him good,
whatever takes from it, bad.
Should a passing gleam of generosity lead
him on occasion to open his purse, he is pretty sure afterwards to reproach
himself as having done wrong.
Whilst the spendthrift is
deficient in the instinct of
acquisition, he also fails to realize the intrinsic worth of
The spendthrift regards saving habits as mean; and holds that
there is something noble in profuseness.
Here a confounding of intellectual
intelligence with emotional intelligence.
It is clear perceptions of
the propriety or impropriety of certain lines of conduct,
do not originate
with the intellect, but with
the emotional faculties.
|"I think I do
not err in stating that there is in our souls some native seed of reason,
which, if nourished by good counsel and training, flowers into virtue, but
which, on the other hand, if unable to resist the vices surrounding it, is
stifled and blighted." - Etienne de la Boétie, The Discourse of
by desire, would show both skinflint and spendthrift
their habits were unwise; whereas the intellect,
influenced by desire, makes
each think the other a fool, but
doesn't enable him to see
his own foolishness.
Every desire is accompanied by a
moral sense of the rightness of actions.
Human desire generates the
moral sense according to the pleasure
or pain they bring; and always generates such convictions when
However, there is nearly always
a perpetual emotional
conflict - an antagonism
throughout life resulting from the incongruity of belief.
desire is predominant, or no adverse desire exists, does relation between
instincts and opinions they
dictate, become distinctly visible.
"If," say objectors, "this 'Moral
Sense' originates different notions of duty in each age, each race, each
individual, how can it afford a safe foundation for a systematic
The phenomena of
social life, both past and present,
influence on the moral sense which is
not readily explicable upon
any other hypothesis.
Although decisions of moral sense are
inaccurate and often
contradictory, it may still be capable of generating
a fundamental moral
intuition, which can be
logically unfolded into
a scientific morality." - Herbert Spencer
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