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The principles of moral philosophy investigated

Thomas Gisborne

The principles of moral philosophy investigated

and applied to the constitution of civil society. By Thomas Gisborne, M.A. The fourth edition, corrected and enlarged: to which is added, a new edition, being the fifth, with an appendix, of Remarks on the late decision of the House of Commons respecting the abolition of the slave trade.

by Thomas Gisborne

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Published by printed for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies; and B. and J. White in London .
Written in English


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SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 3750, no. 11.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxi,[1],466,[2]p.
Number of Pages466
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17024932M

Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. The field of ethics, along with aesthetics, concerns matters of value, and thus comprises the branch of philosophy called axiology.. Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong. While some moral principles seem to transcend time and culture, such as fairness, generally speaking, morality is not fixed. Morality describes the particular values of a specific group at a specific point in time.

Introduction to Ethical Studies An Open Source Reader Lee Archie John G. Archie. The moral philosophy at work in Crime and Punishment uses emotion and intuition to explain several principles and key points in philosophy. For example, Raskolnikov’s behavior reflects how Kant was a strong supporter of a political entity that was informed by a cosmopolitan society in which the universals, including emotion and intuition.

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