The Resource Democracy and social ethics

Democracy and social ethics

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Democracy and social ethics
Title
Democracy and social ethics
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is well to remind ourselves, from time to time, that "Ethics" is but another word for "righteousness," that for which many men and women of every generation have hungered and thirsted, and without which life becomes meaningless. Certain forms of personal righteousness have become to a majority of the community almost automatic. It is as easy for most of us to keep from stealing our dinners as it is to digest them, and there is quite as much voluntary morality involved in one process as in the other. To steal would be for us to fall sadly below the standard of habit and expectation which makes virtue easy. In the same way we have been carefully reared to a sense of family obligation, to be kindly and considerate to the members of our own households, and to feel responsible for their well-being. As the rules of conduct have become established in regard to our self-development and our families, so they have been in regard to limited circles of friends. If the fulfilment of these claims were all that a righteous life required, the hunger and thirst would be stilled for many good men and women, and the clew of right living would lie easily in their hands. But we all know that each generation has its own test, the contemporaneous and current standard by which alone it can adequately judge of its own moral achievements, and that it may not legitimately use a previous and less vigorous test. The advanced test must indeed include that which has already been attained; but if it includes no more, we shall fail to go forward, thinking complacently that we have "arrived" when in reality we have not yet started. To attain individual morality in an age demanding social morality, to pride one's self on the results of personal effort when the time demands social adjustment, is utterly to fail to apprehend the situation
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1860-1935
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Addams, Jane
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Social sciences
  • Social ethics
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Democracy and social ethics
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11461811
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781625580214
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11461811
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11461811
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Democracy and social ethics
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11461811
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781625580214
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11461811
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11461811
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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