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Human Society in Ethics and Politics : Routledge Classics - Bertrand Russell

Human Society in Ethics and Politics

Routledge Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 2009
ISBN: 9780415487375
Number Of Pages: 244

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First published in 1954, Human Society in Ethics and Politics is Bertrand Russell's last full account of his ethical and political positions relating to both politics and religion. Ethics, he argues, are necessary to man because of the conflict between intelligence and impulse - if one were without the other, there would be no place for ethics. Man's impulses and desires are equally social and solitary. Politics and ethics are the means by which we as a society and as individuals become socially purposeful and moral codes inculcate our rules of action.

Prefacep. vii
Introduction to the 1992 Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Ethicsp. 9
Sources of Ethical Beliefs and Feelingsp. 11
Moral Codesp. 25
Morality as a Meansp. 31
Good and Badp. 39
Partial and General Goodsp. 49
Moral Obligationp. 61
Sinp. 78
Ethical Controversyp. 89
Is there Ethical Knowledge?p. 99
Authority in Ethicsp. 108
Production and Distributionp. 120
Superstitious Ethicsp. 128
Ethical Sanctionsp. 135
The Conflict of Passionsp. 143
From Ethics to Politicsp. 145
Politically Important Desiresp. 150
Forethought and Skillp. 166
Myth and Magicp. 179
Cohesion and Rivalryp. 190
Scientific Technique and the Futurep. 200
Will Religious Faith Cure Our Troubles?p. 206
Conquest?p. 215
Steps Towards a Stable Peacep. 221
Prologue or Epilogue?p. 228
Notesp. 235
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780415487375
ISBN-10: 0415487374
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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