The underlying purpose of this book is to treat ethics as the study of live men of willing, struggling human beings, loyal or disloyal, brave or cowardly, just or imjust. To state this purpose in other words: the book does not conceive ethics as a science of abstractions of duty, goodness, virtue, or values but as the science of the dutiful, the good, the virtuous man and his object. Thus concretely conceived, ethics is an inevitable outlet of psychology and an essential source of sociological science. A gainst one anticipated misconception it is perhaps permissible to guard in advance. Though the book has to do with the good man it should not be set down as a subjectivistic treatment of ethics. In one sense, to be sure, like all genuinely ethical doctrine, it certainly is subjectivistic since the radiating centre of every moral, every religious in truth, of every personal situation is an individual self. But though the book concerns the good man yet, as its title suggests, it also discusses the goody the object of the good mans will. And this object it conceives in wholly and xmambiguously social terms. It is hoped that the serious general reader as well as the college student, may find in the book some incentive to his thinking on problems of personal conduct and of social reconstruction.
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