By Borden Parker Bowne

В книге предлагается оригинальная этическая система, основанная на философии персонализма. Автор, американский философ и богослов Б. П. Боун, основывает свою этическую систему на представлении о личности как высшей моральной ценности, имеющей своим источником личность Бога, и показывает связь этики с религией и ее место в социальной системе.
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It has largely appeared as the sensual Similar modifications are possible in the benevolent school. 3. A division of schools psychology. may arise also from our may be supposed to Thus, the mind have direct insight into moral principles or the true PRINCIPLES OP ETHICS 16 end of action. This view leads to the intuition a] In this school the mind is supposed to see intuitively that certain acts, or principles, or school of ethics. motives are right but there ; is no agreement whether the intuition attaches to the act, the principle, or the The only thing that is sure is that there motive.

It was the emptiness of all purely formal ethics which led to Jacobi s famous protest in his letter to tion. " Leaving Jacobi to answer for himself, it is plain that no sufficient law of life can be found in formal ethics alone, and that we must look not only to form but also to ends and outcome. Plainly no law can be rationally obligatory which is opposed to Such a law, if the true well-being of the agent. as injus must be resented from without, imposed from seem be tice if to and it within, it imposed can only be regarded as the outcome of a blind in; 36 stinct PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS which has the conditions of The law arising from well-being is the only law that can lost its way.

And yet there is truth in Kant s claim; and that truth is the fact that no conduct is morally perfect which does not have a right moral form.

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