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A Manual Of Moral Philosophy

Auhtor: Andrew Preston Peabody

Language: english
Published: 1873

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philosophy
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Review by Chandler, October 2008


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... form, in the inferior animals. Many of these animals show an active curiosity. Many are gregarious in their native state, and most of the domestic ...
... but the coenobites have always vastly outnumbered the hermits monasteries (solitary abodes) have become convents (assemblages) and those who are ...
... and guidance of reason, and can safely be indulged only in accordance with the principles which reason recognizes as supreme in the conduct of life. ...
... their fitnesses for a property is that which fits an object for a specific place or use. What we observe in persons is their relations to other beings ...
... have we in all ancient extra-Christian literature, unless it be in Seneca (in whom such sentiments may have had indirectly(3) a Christian origin), ...
... supply of what he and they may claim by equal right, the alternative is, on the one hand, usurpation or perpetual strife, or, on the other, an adjustment ...
... interest, as of canals, bridges, and railways. This is necessary, and therefore right. It is obvious that, but for this, the most essential facilities ...
... Latin virtus, when it is used with reference to military transactions, so that its earliest meaning was, simply, military prowess. But with the growth ...
... or precariousness of the means of subsistence, the health of the body is liable to suffer and even where there is not absolute want, but a condition ...
... first surrender of it is prone to be final and lifelong. Indeed, in many cases, the passion destined to be dominant has nearly reached the maturity of ...
... into a place of safe detention, or deterred by falsehood from some intended act of violence. Those who have the guardianship of the insane are unanimous ...
... of punishment or prompt pardon after conviction, and by the ease with which they have often recovered their social position and the means of maintaining ...
... fall to my lot and there could certainly be no reassuring aspect to my adverse fortune. But if I believe that under a fatherly Providence there can ...
... truth or the contested right, than there are who are willing to avow and defend their belief. Many are frightened into false utterance or deceptive ...
... been regarded with no favor by the prophets. The Founder of Christianity prescribed no fast, nor have we any reason to believe that his immediate disciples ...
... obeyed for the sake of order an immoral law is to be disobeyed for the sake of the individual conscience and of the moral character of a particular ...
... as justice, temperance, chastity, are in themselves no better than their opposites but experience has shown that they increase the aggregate of pleasure, ...
... we are constrained to regard them as rather the imagery of his verse than the objects of his faith. He maintains the past eternity of matter, which ...
... public, 115. Zeno, character of, 202. FOOTNOTES. 1 Compassion ought from its derivation to have the same meaning with sympathy but in ...
... and America will miss in this chapter many names which merit a place by the side of those that have been given. But within the limits proposed for ...