Morals: A Treatise on the Psycho-sociological Bases of Ethics

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W.Scott publishing Company, Limited, 1903 - Ethics, Evolutionary - 382 pages
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Page 111 - ... people should fix their minds upon so wide a generality as the world, or society at large. The great majority of good actions are intended not for the benefit of the world, but for that of individuals, of which the good of the world is made up; and the thoughts of the most virtuous man need not on these occasions travel beyond the particular persons concerned, except so far as...

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