The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy

The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy

by William Paley, D. L. Le Mahieu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865973806

ISBN-13: 9780865973800

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Liberty Fund, Incorporated

First published in 1785, this early foray into utilitarianism grounds a liberal social philosophy in theological principles, while retaining the paternalistic outlook of the aristocracy. Paley taught at Cambridge University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR  See more details below

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First published in 1785, this early foray into utilitarianism grounds a liberal social philosophy in theological principles, while retaining the paternalistic outlook of the aristocracy. Paley taught at Cambridge University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865973800
Publisher:
Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Pages:
525
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Select Bibliography
Letter to the Bishop of Carlisle
Preface
Bk. IPreliminary Considerations
1Definition and Use of the Science1
2The Law of Honour1
3The Law of the Land2
4The Scriptures3
5The Moral Sense6
6Human Happiness12
7Virtue25
Bk. IIMoral Obligation
1The Question, Why Am I Obliged to Keep My Word? Considered33
2What We Mean, When We Say a Man Is Obliged to Do a Thing34
3The Question, Why Am I Obliged to Keep My Word? Resumed35
4The Will of God37
5The Divine Benevolence39
6Utility42
7The Necessity of General Rules44
8The Consideration of General Consequences Pursued46
9Of Right49
10The Division of Rights51
11The General Rights of Mankind56
Bk. IIIRelative Duties
Pt. IOf Relative Duties Which Are Determinate
1Of Property63
2The Use of the Institution of Property64
3The History of Property66
4In What the Right of Property Is Founded68
5Promises73
6Contracts84
7Contracts of Sale85
8Contracts of Hazard88
9Contracts of Lending of Inconsumable Property90
10Contracts Concerning the Lending of Money92
11Contracts of Labour - Service97
12Contracts of Labour - Commissions100
13Contracts of Labour - Partnership103
14Contracts of Labour - Offices104
15Lies107
16Oaths110
17Oath in Evidence116
18Oath of Allegiance118
19Oaths Against Bribery in the Election of Members of Parliament121
20Oath Against Simony121
21Oaths to Observe Local Statutes124
22Subscription to Articles of Religion125
23Wills127
Pt. IIOf Relative Duties Which Are Indeterminate, and of the Crimes Opposite to These
1Charity133
2Charity - The Treatment of Our Domestics and Dependants134
3Slavery135
4Charity - Professional Assistance138
5Charity - Pecuniary Bounty140
6Resentment149
7Anger150
8Revenge152
9Duelling156
10Litigation158
11Gratitude162
12Slander163
Pt. IIIOf Relative Duties Which Result from the Constitution of the Sexes, and of the Crimes Opposed to These
1Of the Public Use of Marriage Institutions167
2Fornication168
3Seduction174
4Adultery176
5Incest180
6Polygamy182
7Divorce186
8Marriage193
9Of the Duty of Parents196
10The Rights of Parents210
11The Duty of Children212
Bk. IVDuties to Ourselves
1The Rights of Self-Defence217
2Drunkenness219
3Suicide225
Bk. VDuties Towards God
1Division of These Duties233
2Of the Duty and of the Efficacy of Prayer, so far as the Same Appear from the Light of Nature234
3Of the Duty and Efficacy of Prayer, as Represented in Scripture240
4Of Private Prayer, Family Prayer, and Public Worship243
5Of Forms of Prayer in Public Worship249
6Of the Use of Sabbatical Institutions255
7Of the Scripture Account of Sabbatical Institutions257
8By What Acts and Omissions the Duty of the Christian Sabbath Is Violated269
9Of Reverencing the Deity271
Bk. VIElements of Political Knowledge
1Of the Origin of Civil Government281
2How Subjection to Civil Government Is Maintained285
3The Duty of Submission to Civil Government Explained291
4Of the Duty of Civil Obedience, as Stated in the Christian Scriptures304
5Of Civil Liberty311
6Of Different Forms of Government316
7Of the British Constitution326
8Of the Administration of Justice351
9Of Crimes and Punishments373
10Of Religious Establishments and of Toleration394
11Of Population and Provision; and of Agriculture and Commerce, as Subservient Thereto419
12Of War and Military Establishments456
Index473

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