A STRONG plea is made in this lecture for the organisation and development of the study of ethics, or, as the author prefers to call it, ethology. The interdependence of eugenics and civics, and the foundation of both in ethics, are discussed, and warning is given against striving to produce the perfect physical specimen of man without due consideration of character and mental attributes. Towards the end of the lecture the progressive nature of ethical codes is made clear, and great stress is laid on the importance of the establishment of our ideal of the perfect man and the teaching of such practical ethics in both schools and homes.
Eugenics, Civics, and Ethics: A Lecture delivered to the Summer School of Eugenics, Civics, and Ethics on August 8, 1919, in the Arts School, Cambridge.
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Eugenics, Civics, and Ethics: A Lecture delivered to the Summer School of Eugenics, Civics, and Ethics on August 8, 1919, in the Arts School, Cambridge. Nature 105, 804 (1920). https://doi.org/10.1038/105804c0