Social Rights and Duties: Volume 1

Social Rights and Duties: Volume 1 : Addresses to Ethical Societies

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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. In Volume 1, he considers the role of ethical societies and discusses a range of questions in politics, social equality and more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139095366
  • 9781139095365

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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 more

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