Sketch of a Plan of Education

Sketch of a Plan of Education

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...possibility that a transgressor of the laws of reason, however injurious his crime might prove to his fellow-men, may wholly escape the animadversion of human justice-From this plain fact, it will not be difficult, to deduce a consequence of the highest importance. The order of the moral world exists; this is liable to no doubt. Man is susceptible of moral knowlege i and is, consequently, a member of the moral world; this is no less certain. Human crimes may remain, and actually do remain, but too frequently unpunished, in the course of this life--and, how often do We see virtue oppressed, innocence persecuted, wickedness and depravity triumphant. Now, the impunity of one single crime, cannot possibly be reconciled with the order of the moral world unless the immortality of the human soul be admitted Yes, mortal man, thy better self, thy soul is immortal. Thy crimes may escape human justice, but thou wilt appear before the tribunal of an incorruptible and un deceivable judge. Keep this truth, however, in your mind, and you will be just. I know that many of our profound thinkers, who, without being philosophers, babble and prattle unceasingly about philosophy, will deride this, my whole theory of morals; because, from the variation which they pretend to perceive in many usages, they wisely conclude, that human morality has no fixed rules; th: t it entirely depends on time and circumstances, whether our actions be moral or immoral. But the sneers of those doctors sapientia:, will only serve to convince me the more, if possible, that my system of morality is grounded on an immovable rock. From another quarter, however, I expect a more serious objection. "Are children, of nine or ten years of age, susceptible of those moral ideas; more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739590
  • 9781236739599