Arrows Of Desire; Essays On Our National Character And Outlook

Paperback | May 19, 2012

byJohn Stuart Mackenzie

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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. 1920 Excerpt: ...But we may at least assume that some Pharisees were open to the charge. Now, Pharisaism in this sense would seem to have been somewhat prominent among the Jews, not because they had anything that could be called Moral Philosophy, but rather because their moral ideas tended to be of a somewhat conventional type. And, in so far as the English are justly chargeable with a similar fault, I believe it to be traceable to the same cause. If their moral philosophy has any blame in this matter, it is only because it is not philosophical enough. And perhaps this was what Mr. Bradley meant. But I am not sure that the charge comes with an altogether good grace from him. All this, however, we shall be better able to judge about when we have inquired what exactly is to be understood by conventional morality, and what is its place and value in human life. Dr. Israel Abrahams has defended the Pharisees against charges of this kind. 'If a genuine Pharisee," he says, 'ever thanked God that he was not as the publican, ho would only have done so in the spirit of the famous utterance: "There, but for the Grace of God, goes John Baxter (Bradford?)."' Studies in Pharisaism and the Gospels, p. 58. The words Ethics and Morals both suggest a connection with customs; and certainly much of what is commonly understood by morality consists of customs that are different in different times and countries. On the other hand, it would be difficult to point to any time or country in which certain qualities such as--'Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own" would not be recognized as morally good. Morality, as commonly understood, includes some things that are everywhere and always acknowledged to be good, and some that are differently regarded by different peopl...

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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. 1920 Excerpt: ...But we may at least assume that some Pharisees were open to the charge. Now, Pharisaism in this sense would seem to have been so...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217175880

ISBN - 13:9780217175883

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