History as Past Ethics: An Introduction to the History of Morals

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CONTENTS
CHAPTERPAGE
I. INTRODUCTION1
II. THE DAWN OF MORALITY: CONSCIENCE IN THE KINSHIP GROUP12
I. INSTITUTIONS, IDEAS, AND CONDITIONS OF LIFE DETERMINING THE RULES OF CONDUCT12
II. ESSENTIAL FACTS OF KINSHIP OR INTRATRIBAL MORALITY15
III. THE BEGINNINGS OF INTERTRIBAL MORALITY22
III. THE MORAL LIFE IN ANCIENT EGYPT: AN IDEAL OF SOCIAL JUSTICE30
I. CIRCUMSTANCES AND IDEAS WHICH MOLDED AND MOTIVED MORALITY30
II. THE IDEAL33
IV. THE BABYLONIAN-ASSYRIAN CONSCIENCE45
V. CHINESE MORALS: AN IDEAL OF FILIAL PIETY53
I. IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND HISTORICAL CIRCUM- STANCES DETERMINING THE CAST OF THE MORAL IDEAL53
II. THE IDEAL60
III. EFFECTS OF THE IDEAL UPON CHINESE LIFE AND HISTORY69
VI. JAPANESE MORALS: AN IDEAL OF LOYALTY77
I. FORMATIVE AND MODIFYING INFLUENCES77
II. THE IDEAL80
III. SOME SIGNIFICANT FACTS IN THE MORAL HISTORY OF JAPAN87

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