The Lectures Corrected and Improved: Which Have Been Delivered for a Series of Years in the College of New Jersey; on the Subject of Moral and Political Philosophy ... (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Daniel Fenton, 1812 - Ethics - 701 pages
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 8 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 220 - The sun had long since in the lap Of Thetis taken out his nap, And like a lobster boil'd, the morn From black to red began to turn."* The Imagination modifies images, and gives unity to variety ; it sees all things in one, il piii, neW uno.
Page 23 - Grcece with the objects of a superstitious veneration. 5. The last rule which I mention is, " that the testimony of our senses, and of all our simple perceptions, ought to be admitted as true, and no ulterior evidence be required of the reality, or the nature of the facts which they confirm.
Page 324 - Having experienced, in some instance, a particular conduct to be beneficial to ourselves, or observed that it would be so, a sentiment of approbation rises up in our minds, which sentiment afterwards accompanies the idea or mention of the same conduct, although the private advantage which first excited it no longer exist.!
Page 321 - They remark, from authentic accounts of historians and travellers, that there is scarcely a single vice which, in some age or country of the world, has not been countenanced by public opinion: that in one country it is esteemed an office of piety in children to sustain their aged parents; in another, to dispatch them out of the way...
Page 8 - Philosophy (1812), comprehended "those principles on the subjects of jurisprudence, politics and public law or the law of nature and nations, with which every man ... in a free country ought to be acquainted.
Page 9 - , he explains, " is an investigation of the constitution and laws of nature, both in the physical and moral world, so far as the powers of the human mind, unaided by the light of revelation, are competent to discover them.
Page 8 - And also to the act, entitled, " An act supplementary to an act, entitled, ' An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 19 - ... different climates, the same general laws of duty may be applied to them all, subject only to such modifications as shall be found to arise out of their respective states of society, or the diversity of their mutual relations. In the philosophy of man the same rules ought to be observed which have been followed in natural philosophy ever since the age of the great Newton, with so much advantage to the science. 1. "That no law should be admitted on hypothesis but should rest solely on an induction...
Page 322 - True religion undoubtedly leads us to do to others as we would that they should do to us.

Bibliographic information