"Modern scientific methods confirm the basic
values of moral teachings."
Andrew M. Lobaczewski
"Our continual observations upon the conduct of
others insensibly lead us to form to ourselves certain
general rules concerning what is fit and proper either to be done or avoided.
The regard to those general rules of conduct is what is properly called
a sense of duty, a principle of the
greatest consequence in human life, and the only principle by which the
bulk of mankind are capable of directing their actions.
sacred regard to general rules, there is no man whose conduct can be much
It is this which constitutes the most essential
difference between a man of
principle and honor, and a worthless fellow.
The one adheres on all
occasions steadily and resolutely to his maxims, and preserves through the
whole of his life one even tenor of conduct.
The other acts variously
and accidently, as humor, inclination, or interest chance to be uppermost.
Upon the tolerable observance of these duties [ justice, truth,
chastity, fidelity] depends the very existence of human society, which would
crumble into nothing if mankind were not generally impressed with reverence for
those important rules of conduct." - Adam
"It seems at first sight a
very rational way of testing any proposed rule of conduct is to ask - how will
Taking men as we know them, and institutions as they are, what
will result from carrying such a theory into practice?
style of inquiry is that by which most opinions on morals and politics are
People consider of any system, whether it seems feasible,
whether it will square with this or the other social arrangement, whether it
fits what they see of human
got certain notions of what man is, and
what society must
be; and their verdict on any ethical doctrine depends upon its
accordance or discordance with these.
If moral systems are adopted or
condemned, because of their consistency or inconsistency, with what we know of
men and things, then it is taken for granted that men and things will ever be
as they are.
And yet we know
human nature to be infinitely variable.
Unable as the imperfect man
may be to fulfil the perfect law, there is no other law for him.
One right course only is open; and
he must either follow that or take the consequences.
conditions of existence will not
bend before his perversity; nor relax in consideration of his weakness.
When they are broken, no exception from penalties are to be hoped for.
Confounded by the multiplied and ever-new aspects of human affairs, it
is not perhaps surprising that men should fail duly to recognize the systematic
character of the natural
Yet in the moral as in the material world, accumulated
evidence is gradually generating the conviction, that events are wrought out in
a certain inevitable way by unchanging forces.
In all ages there has been some
glimmering perception of this truth; and
experience is ever giving to that
perception increased distinctness.
Indeed even now all men do, in
one mode or other, testify of such a faith.
Every known creed is an assertion
What are the moral codes of the
Buddhist, but so many
acknowledgments of the inseparable connection
between conduct and its results?
Do they not all say you shall
not do this, and this, because they will produce evil; and you shall do
that and that, because they will produce good?
We imply such
a faith, too, in our every day conversations; in our maxims and precepts, in
our education of children, in our advice to friends.
In judging men and things we
instinctively refer them to some standard of ascertained
We predict good or evil of this or the
other scheme, because of its accordance or discordance with certain perceived
social laws of life.
Surely, then, if all believe in the persistency of
these secondary laws, much more should they believe in the persistency of those
primary ones, which
underlie human existence, and out of which our every day truths grow.
Either society has laws, or it has not.
If it has not, there can be no order, no certainty, no system in its
If it has, then are they like the other laws of the universe
- sure, inflexible, ever
active, and having no exceptions.
How infinitely important is it,
that we should ascertain
what these laws are; and having ascertained, implicitly obey them!
Only by submission to them
can anything permanently suceed.
Only as it complies with the
principles of moral equilibrium can it stand.
Our social edifice may be
constructed with all possible labour and ingenuity, and be strongly cramped
together with cunningly-devised enactments, but if there be
no rectitude in its
component parts - if it is not built on upright principles, it will
assuredly tumble to pieces.
As well might we seek to light a fire with
ice, feed cattle on stones, hang our hats on cobwebs, or otherwise disregard
the physical laws of the world, as
go contrary to its equally imperative
We cannot always be strictly guided by
Prudential considerations must have some weight.
necessary to use a little diplomacy.
Very specious are your reasons
for advocating this or the other exception.
Rest satisfied that they
are no more impossibile than are your proposed exceptions, which similarly
conflict with the essential social laws of life.
One breach of
moral law leaves a gap for
numberless subsequent trespasses.
If the first move has been taken with
impunity, it will be followed by others.
Make a hole through a
principle to admit a solitary exception and so many other exceptions will be
thrust through after as to render the principle void.
closely traced, this same plea for
licence in special cases turns out to be
the source of nearly all the evils
that afflict us.
The rule breaker confesses his act is at variance
with moral law, which he admits to be, and in some sort believes to be, the
The rule breaker thinks that his interest requires him to
All rule breakers do this; and see the result.
rule breaker is laying claim to the perfect knowledge of
In short, he is
assuming omniscience, which is requisite for the successful carrying out of
such a system.
Any departure from principle to
escape some anticipated evil, is a return to the proved errors of
It is yet
further enforced by the reflection, that
to think we can better ourselves by
deserting the road marked out for us, is
an impious assumption
of more than divine omniscience.
the foolishness of such
conduct needs illustrating by facts, there are plenty.
The constant failure of schemes
devised without consulting ethical principles has been already exemplified.
Let us now, however, take a few cases specially applying to the present
point - cases in which benefit has been sought by going in palpable opposition
to those principles - cases in which men, dissatisfied with the road whose
finger-post declares that
"Honesty is the best policy," have diverged into the byways of injustice, in
the hope of more readily attaining their ends.
The enslavement of the negroes
serves as a good example.
Nothing could have seemed more conclusive
than the reasoning of unscrupulous colonists on this matter.
soils, a splendid climate and a large market for the sale of
Now, could but a sufficiency of labourers be imported and
reduced to servitude, what profit
they would bring to their possessors!
Maintained at a cheap rate; made
to work hard, and to keep long at it, what a surplus would they not create!
Here was a mine of wealth!
golden visions have been far
from realized however.
Slave countries are comparatively poverty
stricken all over the Earth.
The southern states of America are far
behind their northern neighbors in
prosperity and are
in process of abandoning slavery
one after another, in consequence of its ruinous results.
the scheme has not answered as was expected.
Though worked in some
cases sixteen hours out of the twenty-four; supported on "a pint of flour and
one salt herring per day;" kept to his work by
whips, the slave did not bring to
his owner the large profit calculated.
It has turned out that under
like circumstances wage labor is
Then there came results that were never looked for.
in its train the multiplied curses of a diseased social state; a reign of
mutual hatred and
of universal demoralization;
of sin-begotten recklessness;
of extravagant expenditure;
cultivation, exhausted soils,
After all, the
moral law would have been the safest guide.
remember also, the
failure of those attempts to profit at the expense of our American colonies;
and the disastrous results.
Our governors thought it would be highly
beneficial to the mother country, if the colonies were constrained to become
In pursuance of this conclusion, not only prohibited the
settlers from purchasing certain goods from any other country than England, but
actually denied them the right to make those goods for themselves!
usual the manuvre proved worse than abortive.
That outlay was
wholly thrown away, and worse than thrown away; for it turns out that
artificial trades so obtained
entail loss upon both parties.
résistance of the settlers,
war of independence,
and the hundred and odd
millions added to our national burdens!
What an astounding
illustration of the defeat of dishonesty by the eternal laws of right conduct
we have in the history of the
Selfish, unscrupulous, worldly-wise policy, unlimited
force to back it, this oligarchy perseveringly carried out schemes of
It subjugated province upon province.
It laid one prince after another under tribute.
exorbitant demands upon adjacent
rulers, and construed refusal into a
pretext for aggression.
became sole proprietor of the land, claiming nearly one-half the produce as
commerce: thus uniting in itself the
character of conqueror, ruler, landowner, and merchant.
With all these
resources, what could it be but prosperous?
From the spoils of
victorious war, the rent of millions of acres, the tribute of dependent
monarchs, the profits of an exclusive trade, what untold wealth must have
poured in upon it! what revenues! what a bursting exchequer!
Company is some 50,000,000l. in
These are but a few samples from a universal
If diligently traced, the results of abandoning the
ethical to pursue the expedient will uniformly be found to end thus.
insane enough to think that they may safely violate fundamental laws of right
conduct, may read in
such defeats and disasters their own fate.
Let them but inquire,
and they will find that each petty evil, each great catastrophe, is in some way
or other a sequence of injustice.
commentary on - history as we call
it - men for ever read in vain!
Poring with microscopic eye over
the symbols in which it is
written, they are heedless of the
great facts expressed
Instead of collecting evidence bearing upon the
all-important question - what are the laws that determine national
success or failure, stability
or revolution? -
they gossip about state
intrigues, sieges and battles,
court scandal, the
crimes of nobles,
the quarrels of parties,
deaths, and marriages of
kings, and other like
details, the vanity and
frippery of bygone times, mere decorations of the web of existence, they
examine, analyze, and learnedly
descant upon; yet are blind to
those stern realities which each
age shrouds in its superficial
tissue of events - those terrible truths which
glare out upon us from the gloom of the past.
successive strata of our historical
deposits, they diligently gather all the
highly-coloured fragments, pounce upon
everything that is curious
and sparkling, and
chuckle like children over their
glittering acquisitions; meanwhile the
rich veins of wisdom lie
Why all this laboured
examination into the propriety, or impropriety, of making exceptions to an
ascertained ethical law?
The very question is
does a man really mean by saying of a thing that it is "theoretically just," or "true
in principle," or "abstractedly correct
Simply that it accords with what he, in some way or other, perceives
to be the established arrangements of natural moral order.
When he admits that an act is
"theoretically just," he admits it to be that which, in strict duty, should be
"True in principle" means in harmony with the conduct decreed
The course which he calls "abstractedly correct," he believes
to be the appointed way to
There is no escape. The expressions mean this, or they
Though told that such and
such are the true roads to happiness, he opines that he desire shorter
To the Creator's silent admonishment
- commit only moral acts; he replies that,
all things considered, he
thinks he can do better!
This is the real infidelity;
the true atheism:
doubt the foresight and efficiency of the natural moral order along with
presumption to suppose a human judgement less fallible!
If there be any weight in the considerations above set
forth, then, no matter how seemingly
dangerous, injurious even, may be the course which morality points out as
"abstractedly right," the highest
wisdom is in fearless submission to the natural moral order." - Herbert
Many people falsely judge others by their own
personal rules of conduct which may or may not be standard within a social
culture and which may or may not conform to the natural moral order.
moral sense is as vulnerable to illusions as the other senses.
moral sense confuses
A corrupt moral sense
tends to reframe practical
problems as moral
crusades and thus see their solution in punitive aggression.
A corrupt moral sense imposes
taboos that make certain ideas indiscussible.
moral sense is the result of falling into spiritual corruption.
few moral themes seem to be universal - harm, fairness,
people think it's bad to harm
others and good to
People have a sense of fairness: that
one should reciprocate favors,
and punish cheaters.
They value loyalty to a group,
sharing and solidarity among
its members and conformity to its
They believe that it is
right to defer to legitimate
authorities and to respect
people with high status.
sanctity while loathing
moral maxim to be true it must have universality, which is to say that it must
be disconnected from the particular physical details surrounding the
proposition, and could be applied to any rational being.
formulation of the categorical imperative:
"Act only according to that
maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal
law." - Immanuel Kant
Second formulation of the categorical imperative:
"Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person
or in the person of any other, always at the same time as an end and never
merely as a means to an end." - Immanuel Kant
Third formulation of the
"Therefore, every rational being must so act as
if he were through his maxim always a legislating member in the universal
kingdom of ends." - Immanuel
Examples of actions that can not become universal if a
civilization is to continue to function:
Deception - If it is
universally acceptable to lie, then no one would believe anyone and all truths
would be assumed to be lies.
Theft - If it is universally
acceptable to steal there could be no ownership.
Suicide - If it is
universally acceptable to
commit suicide when faced with the realization that life might not give you
what you desire then it is likely most life would be taken
as many human desires can not be naturally
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