Author 189471

Catharine Trotter
Cockburn
1679
1749

Novelist, Dramatist, and Philosopher

Author Quotes

Even granting the author [Rutherford]... his main principle, ‘That every man’s own happiness is the ultimate end, which nature and reason teach him to pursue’, why may not nature and reason teach him, too, to have some desire to see others happy as well as himself, or give him some delight in doing what seems fit and right, if these things do not interfere with his own happiness?... Why may he not, with the pursuit of that end, join some other pursuits not inconsistent with it, instead of transforming every benevolent affection, every moral view, into self-interest? This surely neither does honour to religion, nor justice to human nature.

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First Name
Catharine Trotter
Last Name
Cockburn
Birth Date
1679
Death Date
1749
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Novelist, Dramatist, and Philosopher