Ethics;  Ethical Systems. 2d Ed. 1906 Volume 2: Ethical systems. 2d ed. 1906 by Wilhelm Max WundtEthics;  Ethical Systems. 2d Ed. 1906 Volume 2: Ethical systems. 2d ed. 1906 by Wilhelm Max Wundt

Ethics; Ethical Systems. 2d Ed. 1906 Volume 2: Ethical systems. 2d ed. 1906

byWilhelm Max Wundt

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...sympathy he knows nothing, for it is a passive emotion, and as such, bad. The assistance which sympathy prompts us to render to others, the virtuous man gives at the instance of reason.1 Spinoza's decided emphasis upon the individual aspect of the concept of virtue, as well as his inclination towards the contemplative life, shown by the importance which he ascribes to knowledge of self and of God, and to the love of God therewith involved, prove him a true successor of the Christian ascetics. His absorption in the knowledge and love of God bears no slight resemblance to the views of those Christian moralists who saw in religious contemplation the only healing for a wounded soul. Of course, however, the rationalistic Spinoza does not refer this healing to a future life, but to the immediate satisfaction arising from virtue; though his attitude towards immortality is not at all one of denial, since he ascribes an eternal existence to everything which the soul knows under the form of eternity, and hence to the soul itself, in so far as it has a clear and adequate idea of itself. For every adequate idea is an inalienable part of the eternal Being.2 While in all these respects his ethics must be termed deeply religious, even verging towards the mystical aspect of Christian faith, its religious character was far from apparent to Spinoza's contemporaries. His identification of the concept of substance with God, and of God with Nature, they regarded as a blasphemy, thinly veiling atheism; and his complete disregard of the dogmas of existing religions seemed a confirmation of their opinion. Moreover, even apart from this prejudice, based to a certain extent on a 1 Ethica, iv., Schol. 40-50. 2 Ethica, v., Schol. 24-36. delusive appearance, Spinoza's...
Title:Ethics; Ethical Systems. 2d Ed. 1906 Volume 2: Ethical systems. 2d ed. 1906Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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