The Moral Prism by Dorothy Mary Emmet

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Science can enlarge our understanding of facts such as those of our own psycho-physiological nature, and of the ranges of likely consequences of courses of action, and in such ways helps us to make wiser choices. ) I do not think, therefore, that there is a 'scientific frontier' of morality in the sense that in general scientific work can only be properly done if morality is left behind. Scientific work is likely to be less rather than more productive without the internal integrity of scientists in their own work and in their relations with one another.

Express', rather than 'want to do things together'. ' is to try to turn a civil association into a commercial type of enterprise. ) Oakeshott sees that it will be difficult for people not to want to do something through the State besides maintaining a legal framework within which they can follow their own avocations. ) hybrid of civil association and what he calls universitas, his term for an association formed for purposive enterprises. It may well be that the notion of an overall Purpose (with a capital P) of the State may be dangerous, presenting a B-type ideal aim in terms appropriate to A-type objectives.

Political Morality 31 I first read St Augustine's City qf God in Healey's Elizabethan translation in September 1939 in a first aid post in the U niversity of Manchester waiting for the air-raids which, at that stage of the 'phoney war', did not come. I do not know how far this great epic of 'that most glorious society and celestial city of God's faithful which is partly seated in the course of these declining times' depends on the doctrines of predestination and the punishment of the human race for Adam's first sin.

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