Rosmini's Contribution To Ethical Philosophy Volume 6

Paperback | June 28, 2012

byJohn Favata Bruno

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... ethics. He holds that ethics is only concerned with moral good. Budemonology is the science which deals with happiness. Thus, the great problem the moral philosopher is called upon to solve is the problem of the nature of moral good. It is indeed a problem of the highest practical importance, since human happiness depends upon its right solution. The nature of moral good, however, may be traced only by the analysis of its fundamental factors. Now, from all Rosmini's ethical works it may be concluded that he thinks the moral good to be the outcome of two main factors, one of which we may call "metaphysical" and the other "psychological. ' According to him, all ethical judging, the will and its whole activity, must conform to a supreme and fundamental law of action, which is categorically imperative, universally true and valid as well as universally uniform. This is, for him as for Kant, the most significant feature of morality. Such a law, however, which he supposes to be prior to all particular laws, grounding their existence and obligatory force, is objective, absolute, and independent of all empirical motives. This primal and fundamental law is the metaphysical and chief factor of morality; it constitutes its essence. But the law presupposes an agent, and an agent capable of adjusting himself; it presup 2See "Prefazione alle opere di filosofia morale"; "Principii della scienza morale," Ch. III.; "Storia comparativa e critica intorno al principio della morale," etc. » See ' Principii della scienza morale,' op. tit., Ch. III., a. I. THE SCOPE AND METHOD OF ETHICS 27 poses a free will. Neither the law nor the will alone constitutes morality. The moral situation, according to Rosmini, involves also...

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... ethics. He holds that ethics is only concerned with moral good. Budemonology is the science which deals with happiness...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217545238

ISBN - 13:9780217545235

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