The Origin and Growth of the Moral Instinct, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

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I had prepared an elaborate chapter relating the history Of slavery among mankind, and Showing how it begins to arise as an institution at the level Of the highest savages, how it expands and reaches its most miserable phases at the highest barbarian level; how it still expands at the level Of the lower civilisation, but loses much of its atrocity how it then begins to die away, not as the result of teaching or any extraneous in?uence, but purely as the consequence of elimination, man as seen in a cultured community having a more sympathetic nerve reaction than man on the barbarian level. Then I had prepared a chapter on the history Of religious animosity, Showing that, in spite Of the efforts Of creeds and systems, men of all faiths have grown more tolerant. Religions generally teach a doctrine Of brotherliness and mutual help within the circle of the faith, but Of condemnation, abhor rence, or even Of extirpation beyond it. Yet, by a steady expansion of the sympathetic tendencies, a tolerant feeling in the course of long ages Spreads and embraces in an ever widening area men Of other faiths. Such a history shows emphatically how very large a proportion Of this change has belonged to the last century or two.

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Author(s) - Alexander Sutherland


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ISBN - 9780364761793

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm

Page Count - 366


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ISBN - 9781330878699

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm

Page Count - 368

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