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Biologische Probleme, zugleich als Versuch einer rationellen Ethik


    ORIGINALLY intended as a criticism on the customary methods of ethics, especially Herbert Spencer's “Data of Ethics,” the present work has assumed a wider scope, and embraces the treatment of a number of biological problems, which the author has endeavoured to connect with a view to solution on a common basis. Its aim may be best exhibited in the following enumeration of the subjects discussed:—viz. the doctrine of evolution, subjective systems (Mallock, Spencer, Miss Bevington); H. Spencer's Hedonism; theory of nourishment (hunger the first motive to action, p. 53); theory of development (abundance of suitable nourishment the primary condition); theory of propagation; animal ethics; and lastly, human ethics.

    Biologische Probleme, zugleich als Versuch einer rationellen Ethik.

    Von W. H. Rolph. (Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1881).

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