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Ethics is a collection of thoughts on the method, form and content of Ethics. This book is a thematic compilation drawn from past works by the author, over a period of thirteen years. The essays are placed in chronological order.

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Ethics is a collection of thoughts on the method, form and content of Ethics.

This book is a thematic compilation drawn from past works by the author, over a period of thirteen years. The essays are placed in chronological order.
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Ethics

Published 2008 by Author through Lulu.com in Geneva, Switzerland .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

1. Chapter One 9
1. Basic Properties 9
2. Complementary Factors 18
3. How to Count Mitzvot 29
4. Commanded vs. Personal Morality 42
2. Chapter Two 50
1. Karmic Law Denied 50
2. Empirical Observations 51
3. Inductive Conclusions 52
3. Chapter Three 55
1. Harmonizing Justice and Mercy 55
2. Feelings of Emptiness 61
4. Chapter Four 65
1. Knowledge of Volition 65
2. Freedom of the Will 70
3. Decision and Choice 75
4. Goals and Means 79
5. Chapter Five 84
1. The Consciousness in Volition 84
2. The Factors of Responsibility 91
3. Judging, and Misjudging, People 96
6. Chapter Six 106
1. Influence Occurs via Consciousness 106
2. Knowledge of Effort, Influence and Freedom 111
3. Formal Analysis of Influence 114
4. Incitement 120
7. Chapter Seven 126
1. Some Features of Influence 126
2. Processes of Influence 133
3. Instincts in Relation to Freewill 138
4. Liberation from Unwanted Influences 141
5. Propositions about the Future 143
8. Chapter Eight 147
1. Volition and Biology 147
2. Therapeutic Psychology 154
9. Chapter Nine 161
1. Cognition, Volition and Valuation 161
2. Velleity 170
3. Whim 174
4. Inner Divisions 177
10. Chapter Ten 180
1. Valuation 180
2. The Main Valuations 184
3. Ethology 193
11. Chapter Eleven 202
1. Habits 202
2. Obsessions and Compulsions 205
3. The Ego Abhors a Vacuum 216
12. Chapter Twelve 223
1. Physical Urges and Impulses 223
2. Mental Urges and Impulses 235
3. Formal Analysis of Physical and Mental Urges 240
4. Are There Drives Within the Soul? 245
5. Formal Analysis of Spiritual Urges 248
13. Chapter Thirteen 255
1. Purposiveness 255
2. Organic Functions 257
3. The Continuity of Life 263
14. Chapter Fourteen 269
1. Social Darwinism 269
2. Spiritual Darwinism 275
15. Chapter Fifteen 280
1. Founding Ethics 280
2. Ethics Concerns the Living, Thinking, Willing 288
3. Conscience and Conformism 292
4. Tai Chi, Karma Yoga and Faith 296
16. Chapter Sixteen 302
1. Inducing Ethics 302
2. Ethical Formulas 309
3. Philosophy of Law 315
17. Chapter Seventeen 322
1. Against Kant on Freewill 322
2. Alleged Influences 326
18. Chapter Eighteen 329
1. The Goals of Meditation 329
2. The Individual Self in Monism 335
19. Chapter Nineteen 343
1. Distinguishing the Ego 343
2. Dismissing the Ego 347
3. Relief from Suffering 352
20. Chapter Twenty 359
1. Taking Up the Challenge 359
2. Face Facts with Equanimity 362
21. Chapter Twenty One 365
1. Stop Substance Addictions 365
2. Don’t Stuff Yourself Silly 368
3. Limit Input from the Media 370
22. Chapter Twenty Two 373
1. Forget Your Face 373
2. Give Up Sensuality 375
2. On “Sexual Liberation” 378
23. Chapter Twenty Three 383
1. Attachment 383
2. Non-attachment 385
3. Wise Moderation 387
24. Chapter Twenty Four 390
1. Freewill 390
2. The Is-Ought Dichotomy 394
3. The Standards of Ethics 400
25. Chapter Twenty Five 403
1. The Laws of Thought in Meditation 403
2. Reason and Spirituality 409
26. Chapter Twenty Six 415
1. Mental Health 415
2. Transcending Suffering and Karma 419
27. Chapter Twenty Seven 424
1. Enlightenment Without Idolatry 424
2. Good People 430
3. A World of Mercy 434
28. Chapter Twenty Eight 437
1. Understanding Injustice 437
2. Forgiveness 443
3. Actions and Reactions 448
References 455

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
458
Dimensions
8.3 x 5.8 x inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24376559M

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