The Principles of Ethics, Volumen1

D. Appleton, 1892

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Página 398 - a lying spirit" (1 Kings, xxii, 22) to deceive his prophets; or as when, according to Ezekiel* xiv, 9, he threatened to use deception as a means of vengeance. " If the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the
Página 52 - Where no covenant hath preceded, there hath no right been transferred, and every man has right to every thing; and consequently, no action can be unjust. But when a covenant is made, then to break it is unjust; and the definition of IN
Página 123 - certain emotions responding to right and wrong conduct, which have no apparent basis in the individual experiences of utility. I also hold that just as the space-intuition responds to the exact demonstrations of Geometry, and has its rough conclusions interpreted and verified by them; so will moral intuitions respond to the demonstrations of Moral Science, and will have their rough
Página 164 - Let my sentence come forth from thy presence ; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal ;" as also, among early Christians, did Paul when to the Colossians he wrote—" Masters, give unto your servants that which is just
Página 413 - divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth transgresseth not." Throughout European history a like relationship is traceable. Along with the theory and practice of absolute subjection of child to parent, there went the theory and practice of absolute subjection to the chief man of the
Página 393 - not to be called a man." Charitable conduct was insisted upon among the Egyptians too. According to Birch and Duncker, it was enjoined " to give bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty, clothes to the naked, and
Página 270 - relationship he stands to other straight men; shows how a community of straight men is constituted. Any deviation from strict rectitude he is obliged wholly to ignore. It cannot be admitted into his premises without vitiating all his conclusions. A problem in which a crooked man forms one of the elements
Página 278 - or posterity, or both. Hence it is manifest that we must consider the ideal man as existing in the ideal social state. On the evolution-hypothesis, the two presuppose one another; and only when they co-exist, can there exist that ideal conduct which Absolute Ethics has to formulate, and which
Página 362 - said,' With what then will you recompense kindness? Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.''' In the later stages of Hebrew civilization, we similarly find the social and divine sanctions for revenge occasionally qualified—a mingling of opposed ideas and sentiments. While, in
Página 353 - Robberies which are committed beyond the boundaries of each state bear no infamy. . . And when any of their chiefs has said in an assembly 'that he will be their leader, let those who are willing to follow, give in their names;' they who approve of both the enterprise and the man

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