Philosophical Catechism of the Natural Laws of Man

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byJohann Gaspar Spurzheim

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...All who have the seeds of a serious hereditary malady in their constitutions; all who are weak in body or in mind; and all who have the distinguishing attributes of humanity in small proportions. Such abstinence would be of far more importance to mankind than the celibacy practised by the teachers of religion and morality in some countries. Is it not improper to insist so strongly on the laws of hereditary descent, seeing that they limit a natural desire, implanted by the Creator1? By no means. Not only the laws of hereditary descent but also the sexual appetite, are of divine origin; and it is much rather a crime to be ignorant of the laws of hereditary descent, or, knowing them, to neglect their practice, than recklessly to indulge the sexual propensity. Is Incest a crime against natural morality1? It appears to be so; for those families, of which the near relations intermarry, degenerate. See Page 26. 7s Adultery also an infringement of the natural /etc? Yes; because it causes disorder, destroys conjugal confidence, and ruins domestic order and tranquillity. Is marriage or union for life, an institution of nature1? Yes; even animals, especially many birds, are united for the term of their lives, and man is so likewise in obedience to a law, which inheres in the faculty of Attachment, and this is common to himself and the lower animals. Is Divorce permitted by natural morality1? Yes. The couples which have no family, or which can provide for the children they may have, in as far as justice requires, do well to separate rather than continue to live in perpetual warfare. The consequences which follow ill assorted unions are much more serious to the parties, to their children, and to society r.t large, than such as attend on divorce. Were the...

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...All who have the seeds of a serious hereditary malady in their constitutions; all who are weak in body or in mind; and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217528368

ISBN - 13:9780217528368

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