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Theory of morals : an inquiry concerning the law of moral distinctions and the variations and contradictions of ethical codes

Author: Richard Hildreth
Publisher: Boston : Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1844.
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Hildreth, Richard, 1807-1865.
Theory of morals.
Boston, C.C. Little & J. Brown, 1844
(OCoLC)609205993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hildreth
OCLC Number: 1181729
Description: xix, 272 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part first, of moral distinctions in general : Moral classifications of actions --
Laws of operation of the sentiment of benevolence, and of the other principal emotions which modify or control it --
Of certain qualities or temperaments, called virtues, because they are essential to the performance of beneficial actions --
Definitions of virtue --
Of moral obligation, duty, rights, responsibility, merit, demerit, punishments, and rewards --
Grounds of moral judgment as respects individual actions and actors --
Part second, solution of moral problems, and conciliation of ethical codes : Of personal security, and the rights and duties relative to it --
Rights of property, duties and crimes correlative to those rights --
Of promises, contracts, and truth in general --
Political duties --
Of the unequal burden of duty imposed on women, and herein of chastity --
Ascetic systems of morals --
Mutual duties of relatives, friends, inferiors, superiors, enemies, and strangers --
Duties of sympathy and self-respect --
Duties to God, or religious duties --
Morals a progressive science --
Part third, connexion between happiness and virtue, and means of promoting both : Connexion between happiness and virtue --
Means of raising the standard of morals.
Responsibility: By Richard Hildreth.

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