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Social Rights and Duties

Social Rights and Duties
Addresses to Ethical Societies
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108037044

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  • Sir Leslie Stephen (1832–1904), the founding editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, and a writer on philosophy, ethics, and literature, was educated at Eton, King's College London and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he remained as a fellow and a tutor for a number of years. Though a sickly child, he later became a keen and successful mountaineer, taking part in first ascents of nine peaks in the Alps. In 1871 he became editor of the Cornhill Magazine. During his eleven-year tenure, he wrote two successful books on ethics, including The Science of Ethics in 1892, which was widely adopted as a standard textbook. This two-volume work, which was first published in 1896, brings together the lectures he gave to various ethical societies, mostly in London. Both volumes examine the ethical issues surrounding a range of topics including politics, morality, duty, and crime and punishment.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108037044
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. The aims of ethical societies
    2. Science and politics
    3. The sphere of political economy
    4. The morality of competition
    5. Social equality
    6. Ethics and the struggle for existence. Volume 2:
    1. Heredity
    2. Punishment
    3. Luxury
    4. The duties of authors
    5. The vanity of philosophising
    6. Forgotten benefactors.

  • Author

    Leslie Stephen

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