An Examination of the Utilitarian Theory of Morals (Classic Reprint)

An Examination of the Utilitarian Theory of Morals (Classic Reprint)

by F. R. Beattie
     
 

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This little treatise is but an unpretending contribution in the department of Moral Science. Written by snatches amid the varied duties of ministerial life, it lays no claim either to be profound in matter, or complete in form. Much less does it pretend to any originality

The practical importance of

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Excerpt from An Examination of the Utilitarian Theory of Morals

This little treatise is but an unpretending contribution in the department of Moral Science. Written by snatches amid the varied duties of ministerial life, it lays no claim either to be profound in matter, or complete in form. Much less does it pretend to any originality

The practical importance of correct views on the questions of Moral Science may be underestimated. Sound ethical principles are closely related to religion, just as the Theistic position is vital to sound opinions touching ethical principles. An attempt is made to keep this in view in these pages.

The value of well-founded doctrines in morals, both to the individual and to society, is of great moment in this age of independent research, and almost restless enquiry, when some even venture to propose reconstruction in religion and morals. Reflection on such things Jed the writer to examine and compare the two leading opposite schools of Moralists, with a view to discover the merits of their respective claims to acceptance. The result, in the form of a brief summary, is contained in the following pages.

No one can be more sensible than the writer, of the many imperfections in the attempt he has made to carry out his purpose, yet it is felt that the careful reader can scarcely fail to be helped to see the inadequacy of the Utilitarian System, and the sufficiency of the Intuitional Theory, to answer all the demands of an ethical system. Ethical Empiricism is radically defective.

In regard to the plan of the work, it is proper to state that fault may be found with the method of treatment.

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ISBN-13:
9781330404003
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/26/2015
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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