Handbook of Moral Philosophy

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Macmillan & Company, 1872 - Ethics - 277 pages
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Page 128 - But whatsoever is the object of any man's appetite or desire that is it which he for his part calleth good; and the object of his hate and aversion, evil; and of his contempt, vile and inconsiderable.
Page 25 - Wilson. — A MEMOIR OF GEORGE WILSON, MD, FRSE, Regius Professor of Technology in the University of Edinburgh. By his SISTER. New Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s. "An exquisite and touching portrait of a rare and beautiful spirit.
Page 5 - European History, Narrated in a Series of Historical Selections from the best Authorities. Edited and arranged by EM SEWELL and CM YONGE. First Series, crown 8vo. 6s. ; Second Series, 1088-1228, crown 8vo. 6s. Third Edition. " We know of scarcely anything," says the GUARDIAN, of this volume, "which is so likely to raise to a higher level the average standard of English education.
Page 129 - the doing good to mankind, in " obedience to the will of God, and for the " sake of everlasting happiness...
Page 42 - Quatorze;" any previous literature being for the most part unknown or ignored. Few know anything of the enormous literary activity that, began in the thirteenth century, was carried on by Rulebeuf...
Page 123 - The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.
Page 129 - Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.
Page 13 - THE ROMAN AND THE TEUTON. A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge.
Page 129 - By the principle of utility is meant that principle which approves or disapproves of every action whatsoever, according to the tendency which it appears to have to augment or diminish the happiness of the party whose interest is in question: or, what is the same thing in other words, to promote or to oppose that happiness.
Page 129 - For there is no such finis ultimus (utmost aim), nor summum bonum (greatest good), as is spoken of in the books of the old moral philosophers. Nor can a man any more live whose desires are at an end than he whose senses and imaginations are at a stand. Felicity is a continual progress of the desire from one object to another, the attaining of the former being still but the way to the latter.

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