Practical Ethics: A Sketch of the Moral Structure of Society, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Practical Ethics

A Sketch of the Moral Structure of Society, 1st Edition

By Mary Sturt, Margaret Hobling


374 pages

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Hardback: 9780367502911
pub: 2020-07-21
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Originally published in 1949, this book covers both psychological and sociological aspects of moral life in Western society in the first half of the 20th Century and the historical influences on its thinking and way of behaviour. It discusses education, art, social structure, law and religion and ethical failure.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Psychological Basis of Ethics 1. Benevolence and Egoism 2. Group and Sex 3. Socialization 4. Frustration Part 2: The Organization of Society in Relation to Morals 1. Social Pattern 2. Social Inequality 3. Myths 4. The Close Society 5. The Intelligentsia 6. Extension of the Moral Field 7. Ethical Failure 8. Leadership 9. Law and Religion Part 3: The Education of Children in Virtue 1. Indirect Training 2. Direct Training 3. Teaching the Myth 4. Art and Morality 5. Religious Education of Children

About the Authors

Mary Sturt

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Ethics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy