Outlines Of Practical Philosophy (volume 3); Dictated Portions Of The Lectures Of Hermann Lotze

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byHermann Lotze

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Second Principal Division. TRANSITION. § 24. The ethical ideals previously treated of, whose focal point ultimately is the Idea of Benevolence, we held to be obligatory upon all spirits, however in other regards their nature may be constituted. But we are, of course, only able to follow out the realization of these ideals in the relations of our earthly life. What follows, therefore, appears as an application of what has preceded to the situation of the world of men; but we should not wish this to be understood as if these applications were only examples of the universal ethical ideas; -- examples, that is to say, in which fundamentally that only is of value which repeats in them the universal factor, while their special peculiarities would be worthless supplements, such as could not be wanting if the universal factor were to be realized. Our view is rather the reverse. It is in these particular forms which the universal assumes that that wealth of value first makes its appearance which can be developed from the universal, but which is not developed so long as it remains universal. The love of the sexes, the love of parents and of brothers and sisters, friendship, fellowship, etc., are special forms of benevolence induced by the natural relations of mankind, each of which in its living characteristic coloring is of much more value than general benevolence of itself. And just so are other definite virtues, which are possible only by means of those natural conditions of human life, to be held in much higher esteem than as though they were mere examples to be subsumed under their universal concepts. § 25. The arrangement of the material will be simple. It is tolerably useless, and a mere logical entertainment, to investigate the question whether Practical...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Second Principal Division. TRANSITION. § 24. The ethical ideals previously treated of, whose focal point ultimately is the Idea of Be...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217266177

ISBN - 13:9780217266178

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