The Social Problem: A Constructive Analysis

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Macmillan, 1915 - Social problems - 255 pages

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Page 28 - This doctrine has been constantly reechoed, and it is no wonder that a recent German militarist writer can declare: "This law [of love] can claim no significance for the relations of one country to another, since its application to politics would lead to a conflict of duties. . . . Christian morality is personal, and in its nature cannot be political.
Page 114 - the study of agencies under social control which may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations, either physically or mentally.
Page 98 - To be a good animal is the first requisite to success in life, and to be a nation of good animals is the first condition of national prosperity.
Page 264 - college courses on constructive and preventive philanthropy, it will also appeal to that growing class of men and women who in a systematic way are endeavoring to acquaint themselves with the various aspects of practical sociology. THE MACMILLAN COMPANY Publishers 64-66 Fifth Avenue
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Page 10 - that of the biological struggle for existence, from some single aspect of life, and conceiving the human problem preponderatingly in its terms, becomes evident, when we are told that "the aspiration [to abolish war] is directly antagonistic to the great universal laws which rule all life.
Page 210 - If Western civilization is not to go down through a series of hopeless conflicts between nations and classes, it must have a re-birth of humanitarian ethics, that is, an ethics which shall teach the individual to find his self-development and his happiness in the service of others, and which
Page 221 - If we applied even our present available knowledge we could soon have a very much better human world. The truth is that we have not yet become seriously interested in the social problem. We have been so interested in the conquest of nature and in individual achievement, that the problems of human
Page 230 - The reply is that revolution is not a normal method of social change; that it marks the breakdown of the normal means of social development; that it is not inevitable, but may easily be avoided by plasticity in social institutions and in the mental attitudes of classes and individuals;
Page 136 - founder of the eugenics movement, Sir Francis Galton, himself considered the movement to be primarily positive, aiming at the encouragement of marriage and parenthood among the classes of superior endowments. In his own language "The aim of eugenics is to bring as many influences as can be reasonably employed, to cause the useful classes in the community to contribute more than their proportion to the next generation.

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