Religion Of Man And Ethics Of Science

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byHudson Tuttle

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...animals by superior or moral faculties. In the brute there is a prophecy of qualities allied to morality, but in none of them is there anything like a clear perception between right and wrong. Of their actions, we cannot say they are immoral, for they act by impulse or desire, and not from a sense of duty. It may be said of savage man, and of the savage of civilized life, that they are as destitute of morals aa the brute, and hence not blatnable. This fact is the cause of inextricable confusion in the old systems, wherein the distinction between the animal and man have been attempted to be set forth. If an animal kills a man it is not held responsible as morally guilty, while a man who kills his fellow is guilty of the highest crime against morals. It is said the man knew better; he had a free choice, and chose the part of guilt. "While this might apply to cultured minds, such as the philosophers who study the theme of ethics, it does not to the class who usually commit such actions. The savage is almost as much a creature of blind impulse as the brute, and has as little choice. The feelings excited by contemplation of similar acts in the brute and man are results of the distinction in motives. The brute is pitied, man is blamed, often mercy being lost in hot indignation. If this be an error, it is relieved by the fact that while the brute is incapable of moral culture, and must be ruled by fear or hope of reward, THE LOWEST MAN IS SUSCEPTIBLE OF INFINITE IMPROVEMENT. The moral faculties ever are present, and may be awakened by proper stimulants. It is the possession of moral faculties that makes a science of morals possible, and the possibility of their culture gives such science its great and beneficent influence. While moral perceptions were...

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...animals by superior or moral faculties. In the brute there is a prophecy of qualities allied to morality, but in none o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021792333X

ISBN - 13:9780217923330

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