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The Individual and His Relation to Society: As Reflected in British Ethics

Tufts, James Hayden

Verlag: Augustus M. Kelley, Publishers, 1970
ISBN 10: 0678005567 / ISBN 13: 9780678005569
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Titel: The Individual and His Relation to Society: ...

Verlag: Augustus M. Kelley, Publishers

Erscheinungsdatum: 1970

Einband: hardcover

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Very Good+ Hardback without dust jacket. This reprint includes the two parts: The Individual in Relation to Law and Institutions 1898 and British Ethics of the 18th Century 1904. Clean unmarked copy. 116p. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 086527

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Inhaltsangabe: 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.1898 Excerpt: ... time Hales considers it is possible for the government so to modify circumstances that it shall lead to the public good."' Hobbes, while conceiving private interest as the motive force, and defending the good as the satisfaction of desires, puts his economic theories under the head of the " Nutrition and Procreation of a Commonwealth," and would have not merely foreign trade but domestic industry controlled for public advantage. Harrington, who stands to Hobbes in economics as Cumberland stands in ethics, affords an interesting illustration of the employment of the two categories. The conception of natural law is taken for the basis of his political and economic organization, and this law of nature is identical, not with the individual's interest, but with the "interest of mankind." But the individual is recognized in that the authority of the government as contrasted with its force depends on the "goods of the mind" and the choice of those who obey it. And the power of wealth, now just emerging to distinct consciousness, finds recognition in the new and important doctrine that the nature of a government is determined by the distribution of its landed property, which must, accordingly, be so regulated by the government as to secure a proper balance of interest. The end, viz., the common interest, is prescribed by the law of nature, but the efficient forces of individual wealth are seen in new significance when it is declared that they may make or unmake the universal, which is still in older fashion regarded as something other than the sum of its particulars. 2. Theology. The great theological controversies of the day showed in more explicit form the struggle between individual and universal. It was by no means a revolt against all authority--that was reser...

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