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Conclusion

  • Hugo Meynell
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Part of the New Studies in Practical Philosophy book series (NSPP)

Abstract

I have tried to summarise and comment on a number of influential doctrines of human nature, with particular attention to their bearings on morality; it remains briefly to sketch how they might be used to form the basis of a science of morals.

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