A Study in Moral Problems by Bertram Mitchell LaingA Study in Moral Problems by Bertram Mitchell Laing

A Study in Moral Problems

byBertram Mitchell Laing

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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. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII MORALITY AND CONDITIONS ANALYSIS § i. Continuity of morality with natural processes. S 2. Criticism of the Materialistic Interpretation of History. § 3. Criticism of Spencer's method and theory. § 4. Relation of Morality to conditions analogous to relation of mind or of life to conditions. § 5. Motive objective, not subjective, in character. § 6. Explanation of human action to be found in conditions. § 7. Relativity of morality and a Relative Ethics. § 8. Causal element in moral rules: a best possible and an absolute good. § 9. Possibility of universalizing maxim of conduct: Kant's theory. CHAPTER VIII MORALITY AND CONDITIONS 11. Continuity Of Morality With Natural Processes. The preceding discussion on psychological forces, on mind and its conditions, and on the struggle for existence, has prepared the way for a discussion of the relation between morality and conditions. It has shown that the problem of morality has not its source primarily in human nature, as understood psychologically, but in non-moral factors or conditions. Such a view, however, runs counter to many prevalent moral conceptions which tend to suggest that conditions are irrelevant to morality, that men can be moral irrespective of circumstances, that morality is an affair of will, and that man cannot be made moral by Act of Parliament.1 Such a doctrine would certainly make it difficult to start any movement for effecting moral progress. One of the main objections to it is that it creates a peculiar hiatus between the moral process and natural processes. The divergence between the two may be supposed to be so great that, as Huxley maintained, the moral process may mean a reversal of the natural process. The same view of the moral proce...
Title:A Study in Moral ProblemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217435246

ISBN - 13:9780217435246