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The Philosophy Of The Moral Feelings

By: John Abercrombie
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings" is a book written by John Abercrombie and published in 1833. Abercrombie was a Scottish physician and philosopher who wrote extensively on a range of topics, including mental health, physiology, and morality. In "The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings," Abercrombie explores the nature of moral behavior and the role that emotions and feelings play in shaping our actions. He argues that moral behavior is not simply a matter of obeying rules or following ethical principles, but is instead rooted in our emotional responses to the world around us. Abercrombie contends that our moral feelings are based on a fundamental sense of right and wrong that is present in all humans. He explores the various emotions that are associated with moral behavior, such as sympathy, gratitude, and moral indignation. Abercrombie also discusses the impact that our social environment has on our moral feelings, including the influence of family, friends, and community. Throughout the book, Abercrombie emphasizes the importance of cultivating virtuous behavior and developing a strong moral character. He argues that this is essential for both personal happiness and social progress. "The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings" remains an important work in the field of moral philosophy and is valued for its insights into the role that emotions and feelings play in shaping our moral behavior.

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John Abercrombie

John Abercrombie (1780-1844) was a Scottish physician and philosopher who made significant contributions to the fields of medicine, mental health, and moral philosophy. Born in Aberdeen, Abercrombie studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he received his degree in 1803. He subsequently worked as a physician and surgeon in both Edinburgh and London and was known for his expertise in the treatment of mental illness. Abercrombie was also a prolific writer and authored numerous books and articles on a wide range of topics. He was particularly interested in the connection between physical and mental health and wrote extensively on the subject of neurology and psychiatry. In addition to his medical work, Abercrombie was also a noted philosopher and moralist. His book "The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings," published in 1833, explores the nature of morality and the role that emotions and feelings play in shaping our actions. Abercrombie was widely respected during his lifetime for his contributions to both medicine and philosophy. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and served as president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 1832 until his death in 1844. His legacy continues to be felt in the fields of medicine and philosophy, and his writings remain influential to this day.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 121 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357488278
  • ISBN-13: 9789357488273
  • Item Weight: 145.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.08 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Philosophy / General,Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy,Medical / Mental Health,