Week 2 Lecture

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Published on 8 Oct 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB42H3
Professor
-“I want you to want me back” – similar to Adams Smith’s philosophy of sympathy
Key terms:
-virtue – excellent, fine
-propriety = doing everything in right way (relates to reason)
-prudence = care about self (relates to self-love)
-benevolence = care about other people (relates to sentiment)
-approbation – appraising
-self-love
-reason (Aristotle)
-sentiment (Hutchinson)
-immanent critique = judging
-matter of fact vs. right
-sympathy = general reactions
-pity = feel bad when something bad happens to one
-we don’t always feel the same as other people
-people get hurt when other people don’t see the same situation as them
-you don’t have to feel mutual sympathy
-capacity -> non-agreement -> pleasure and mutuality -> virtues -> rules
-things on body are totally private
-bodily pain – anti social
-love cannot be based on public opinions, everyone has different perception
-amiability and respectability
-amiable virtue – person at party who does the social (i.e. jokes)
-respectable virtue – you don’t try to ask too much of other people, what you feel is weaker than
what I feel for you
-justice = not hurting people; when someone is hurt, pay them back
-efficient vs. final
-people need to be punished/working, otherwise world will be taken apart
-micro motives, macro behaviours
-material progress, wealth, ambition, and social rank (better/higher)
-economic consequences: rich is not better than poor, but rich has better way of getting things
and getting noticed
-ambition = being loved and respected; ways of getting things we want is good
-*we work hard in order to survive because we want to be respected and recognized
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I want you to want me back similar to adams smith"s philosophy of sympathy. Propriety = doing everything in right way (relates to reason) Prudence = care about self (relates to self-love) Benevolence = care about other people (relates to sentiment) Pity = feel bad when something bad happens to one. We don"t always feel the same as other people. People get hurt when other people don"t see the same situation as them. Capacity -> non-agreement -> pleasure and mutuality -> virtues -> rules. Love cannot be based on public opinions, everyone has different perception. Amiable virtue person at party who does the social (i. e. jokes) Respectable virtue you don"t try to ask too much of other people, what you feel is weaker than what i feel for you. Justice = not hurting people; when someone is hurt, pay them back. People need to be punished/working, otherwise world will be taken apart. Material progress, wealth, ambition, and social rank (better/higher)

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