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Chapter 1 Socrates, pg. 1 “We are discussing no small matter, but how we ought to live” Chapter 4: Is conduct right because God commands it, or does God command the conduct because it is right Chapter 2 Ruth Benedict, pg. 14 “Morality differs in every society, and is a convenient term for socially approved habits” William Graham Sumner, pg. 16 The “right” way is the way which the ancestors used and which has been handed down…The notion of right is in the folkways. Herodotus, pg. 30 “For if anyone, no matter who, were given the opportunity of choosing from amongst all the nations of the world the set of beliefs which he thought best, he would inevitably, after careful consideration of their relative merits, choose that of his own country…” Chapter 3 David Hume, pg. 32 “Take any [vicious] action…Wilful murder, for instance. Examine it in all lights, and see if you can find that matter of fact, or real existence, which you call vice…” Chapter 4
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Unformatted text preview: Emil Brunner, pg. 48 “The Good consists in always doing what God wills at any particular moment” Bertrand Russell, pg. 49 “That Man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that is origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and his beliefs, are but the outcome of accidental collocations…” Jeremiah, pg. 59 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations”… Saint Thomas Aquinas “To disparage the dictate of reason is…” Chapter 5 Ayn Rand, pg. 62 “The achievement of his own happiness is man’s highest moral purpose” Ayn Rand, pg. 71 “Parasites, moochers, looters, brutes and thugs can be of no value to a human being—nor can he gain any benefit from living in a society geared to their needs, demands and protections, a society…”...
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