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THE

EL EM ENTS

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Moral Philosophy.

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1. Of Man, and his Connexions. Of Duty or Mo

ral Obligation.-Various Hypotheses-- Final Causes of our Moral Faculties of Perception +

and Affection. 2. The principal Distinctionsof Duty or Virtue.

Man's Duties to Himself. To Society.-TO

God, 3. Of Practical Ethics, or the Culture of the Mind.

Motives to Virtue from Personal Happiness.-
From the Being and Providence of God. -
From the Immortality of the Soul.
The Result, or Conclufion.

By the late Rev. Mr. DAVID FORDYCE. Professor of Moral Philosophy, and Author of the

Art of Preaching, inscribed to his Grace the Archbishop of CANTERBURY.

LONDON: Printed for R. and J. DODSLEY in Pallmall.

MDCCLIV.

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ELEMENTS

OF

Moral PHILOSOPHY.

ΒΟΟΚ 1.

PRELIMINARI E.S.

Μάλιςα ἐπιμελη]έον ὅπως ἕκας Θ ἡμῶν, τῶν ἄλλων Μαθημάτων αμελήσας, τότε το Μαθήμα]Θ, καὶ τηρητὴς καὶ μαθητὴς ἔσαι. ἐάν ποθὲν οἶος τ ̓ ἦ μαθῶν καὶ ἐξευρεῖν τις αὐτὸν ποιήσει δυνατόν κ' ἐπιςήμονα, BION ΚΑΙ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΝ καὶ ΠΟΝΗΡΟΝ διαγινώσκον]α, τὸν βελλίω ἐκ τῶν δυαζῶν ἀπὶ πανταχῆς αἱρεθαι. ἀναλογιζόμενον παν]α, τὰ νῦν δὲ ῥηθέντα, καὶ ξυντι θέμενα ἀλλήλοις, καὶ διαιρέμενα, πρὸς ἀρετὴν, βίκ πῶς ἔχει. καὶ εἰδέναι τί κάλλΘ πενίᾳ ἡ πλύτῳ κραθέν, καὶ μετὰ ποίας τινὸς ψύχης ἕξεως κακὸν ᾖ, ἀγαθον ἐργάζεται – καὶ πάντα τὰ τοιαῦτα τῶν φύσει σεὶ ψυχὴν ὄντων, καὶ τῶν ἐπικλήτων, τί ξυγκεραννύμενα πρὸς ἄλληλα ἐργάζεται. ὥσε ἐξ ἁπάντων αὐτῶν δύνατον εἶναὶ συλλογισάμενον αἱρείως, πρὸς τὴν τῆς ΨΥΧΗΣ ΦΥCIN ἀποβλέπον]α, τὸν τε χείρα καὶ τὸν ἀμείνω ΒΙΟΝ. Plat. de Repub. Lib. io.

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UMAN KNOWLEDGE has been diftributed by Philofophers into different Branches, and into more or fewer Divifions, according to the more or lefs

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