A Collection Of The Miscellaneous Writings Of Professor Frisbie; With Some Notices Of His Life And…

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byLevi Frisbie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... tive, because! all possible relations' are completely present to his mind at once; but by finite minds, as some of these relations may be either unknown or unattended to, anddifferent relations observed by different persons, there will be different judgments. GENERAL PRINCIPLES RESPECTING RIGHT ACTIONS. 1. The general tendency of right actions is to produce good or happiness; but the perception of right is distinct from the perception of utility. 2. Though right leads to good, it is not always the greatest good; as it would be, if utility alone were the rule of right; but it is often the good of particular individuals, rather than the general good; according as such individuals stand related to the agent, or have certain rights in regard to him. 3. All men have certain rights, either natural or adventitious; and actions are wrong which violate these rights; and actions are right, which are conformable to them. 4. There are relations which do not give the perfect rights just referred to, which yet render those actions right, that tend to prevent harm, or to produce good, to one rather than another, without considering the general consequences. 5. There is therefore another principle of action, by which good is to fie distributed, beside a regard to the greatest good. This principle we call rectitude, or, in a broad sense, justice. 6. Those actions are right, which on the whole tend to produce good or prevent harm, under the control of the principle just stated. Or, in other words, we should have a general regard to the greatest good, modified by a regard to the rights of individuals, and the relations in which we stand. And absolute right is acting conformably to this rule. 7. Of this absolute right, our idea is simple and intuitive....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... tive, because! all possible relations' are completely present to his mind at once; but by finite minds, as som...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217429254

ISBN - 13:9780217429252

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