The Principles of Moral Philosophy investigated,

Gisborne (Thomas)

The Principles of Moral Philosophy investigated,

and briefly applied to the constitution of Civil Society: together with Remarks on the Principle assumed by Mr. Paley, as the Basis of All Moral Conclusions, and on other Positions of the same Author.

Description: FIRST EDITION, pp. xii, 182, 8vo, disbound

Publication Details: Printed by T. Bensley, for E. White and Son, 1789

Notes: 'As a writer, Gisborne was an astute critic of William Paley. His Principles of Moral Philosophy (1789) was the most direct and forcefully argued of evangelical assaults on Paley's utilitarianism. Paley's Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy (1785) had been adopted as a student text at Cambridge and was soon widely read at Oxford. This immensely influential work viewed moral philosophy from a latitudinarian and utilitarian standpoint and was criticized from both the Catholic and the evangelical wings of the Church of England. Gisborne regarded Paley's book as an Erastian work with a ca...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T126967)

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Subject: History

Published Date: 1789

Stock Number: 64976

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