The Individual and the Social Order: An Introduction to Ethics and Social Philosophy

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THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE SOCIAL ORDER
AN INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

BY JOSEPH A. LEIGHTON, PH.D., LL.D. PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY; AUTHOR OF "MAN AND THE COSMOS," "THE FIELD OF PHILOSOPHY," "RELIGION AND THE MIND OF TO-DAY," ETC.

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY NEW YORK LONDON 1926

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • Part I- The Rise of the Problems of Ethics and Social Philosophy 1
  • Chapter I- The Scope of Ethics and Social Philosophy 3
  • References 11
  • Chapter II- Customary Morality 13
  • References 20
  • Chapter III- Institutions- The Conservative and the Radical 21
  • References 27
  • Chapter IV- The Chief Problems of Ethics 28
  • References 32
  • Part II- Landmarks in the History of Western Ethics 33
  • General References for Part II 34
  • Introductory 35
  • References 38
  • Chapter V- The Rise of Ethical Reflection--Socrates and Plato 39
  • References 50
  • Chapter VI- Aristotle 52
  • References 56
  • Chapter VII- Stoicism, Epicureanism and Neo-Platonism 57
  • References 63
  • Chapter VIII- Beginnings of Christian Ethics 64
  • References 76
  • Chapter IX- The Ethics of the Early Church 78
  • References 85
  • Chapter X- The Ethics of Scholasticism 87
  • References 99
  • Chapter XI- The Spirit of Modern Ethics 100
  • References 114
  • Chapter XII- Ethical Theories of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 115
  • References 127
  • Chapter XIII- Spinoza''s Ethics 129
  • References 135
  • Chapter XIV- Utilitarianism 136
  • References 142
  • Chapter XV- The Ethics of German Idealism 143
  • References 155
  • Chapter XVI- Idealism in the Nineteenth Century English Literature 156
  • References 184
  • Chapter XVII- Biological Ethlcs 185
  • References 202
  • Chapter XVIII- Emerson, Whitman and James 203
  • References 220
  • Chapter XIX- The Ethical Outlook 221
  • Part III- The Psychological Bases of Ethics 229
  • Chapter XX- Man"S Prime Movers 231
  • References 249
  • Chapter XXI- New Light on the Individual 250
  • References 255
  • Chapter XXII- The Organization of the Individual 256
  • References 267
  • Chapter XXIII- Conscience 269
  • References 278
  • Chapter XXIV- The Ethlcal Meaning of Freedom 279
  • References 292
  • Part IV- Ethical Principles 295
  • Chapter XXV- Rationalism 297
  • References 302
  • Chapter XXVI- Hedonism and Utilitarianism 303
  • References 310
  • Chapter XXVII- Self-Realization or Energism 311
  • References 319
  • Chapter XXVIII- Social Humanism 320
  • Chapter XXIX- Virtue and Character 328
  • References 335
  • Chapter XXX- The Supreme Values 336
  • References 344
  • Chapter XXXI- Why Should One Be Good? 345
  • References 352
  • Part V- Applied Ethics or Social Philosophy 353
  • General References for Part V 354
  • Chapter XXXII- The Individual and the Community 355
  • References 359
  • Chapter XXXIII- Criteria and Conditions of Progress 361
  • References 372
  • Chapter XXXIV- Justice 373
  • References 384
  • Chapter XXXV- The Problem of Political Authority 386
  • References 410
  • Chapter XXXVI- The Functions of the State 412
  • Chapter XXXVII- Man and the Machine 418
  • References 425
  • Chapter XXXVIII- The Ethics of Economic Distribution 426
  • References 436
  • Chapter XXXIX- Collectivism or Socialism 437
  • References 456
  • Chapter XL- Towards Coöperative Individualism 457
  • Chapter XLI- What is Democracy? 468
  • References 477
  • Chapter XLII- Is Democracy a Failure? 478
  • Chapter XLIII- The Limitations of Democracy 493
  • References 509
  • Chapter XLIV- Machine Civilization and Spiritual Excellence 510
  • References 529
  • Chapter XLV- Social Principles in Education 530
  • References 538
  • Chapter XLVI- The World Community and Education 539
  • References 554
  • Chapter XLVII- Religion and the Community 555
  • References 568
  • General Works on Ethics 569
  • Index 571
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