Outlooks from the New Standpoint

Outlooks from the New Standpoint

by Ernest Belfort Bax
     
 

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...morally en forcible, and the feelings with which they are respectively regarded, may be illustrated by the case of the dispensation of hospitality by the… See more details below

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...morally en forcible, and the feelings with which they are respectively regarded, may be illustrated by the case of the dispensation of hospitality by the modern hotel and the mediaeval monastery respectively. Probably no traveller who lias put up at that survival of the mediaeval institution, the monastery in the St. Bernard Pass, has begrudged the voluntary contribution on leaving, or has given less than an equivalent for value received. But what man with human feelings in his breast has not at times felt a desire to bilk a hotel proprietor and evade the exaction of the often vidual, nay, of the enmity between man and man, rests definitely on the notion of forcible coercion of the individual and distribution, is interest. The old principle of ethics in its turn now assumes definitely the form of the voluntary regulation by the individual of his immediate egoistic impulses in favour of others, as opposed to the new principle of law which means his forcible coercion. We meet with this distinction in short, where we might not expect. For instance, in the Pauline epistles we find it taking the form of the antagonism between "law" and "grace": the principle of voluntariness or spontaneity from within is here opposed to the principle of forcible coercion from without. This, though it is an abstract way of looking at the matter, since it only records one aspect of the antithesis, and is used in the interests of the Introspective Morality, is none the less significant on that account For this very antagonism between law and justice is susceptible of being carried out much more drastically than has ever been done hitherto. These two principles, though they have existed side by side during the period of civilisation, have never really combined, b...

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2940026868339
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C. Scribner's sons
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