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A constant influence on human action is that of proprieties, personal and social. These attitudes and traditions defining what is proper are largely logical in origin, but chance has a way of upsetting them. Even theory, which is part of human action, is subject to this influence. Dr. Hammond takes a novel approach to this philosophical theme. His topics of discussion include perception, the role of symbols in poetry and science, the definition of good and good use in language, space and the motion of the earth, the psychology of love, attitudes toward gambling, and a defense of horse racing. This unorthodox approach results in an exceptionally imaginative and thought-provoking book as well as a strong defense of deontology.

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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Preface
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  1. 1. Proprieties and Vagaries
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  1. 2. Thinking Ways
  2. pp. 34-73
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  1. 3. Symbols
  2. pp. 74-101
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  1. 4. Good Use and the Use of “Good”
  2. pp. 102-134
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  1. 5. Proprieties and the Motion of the Earth
  2. pp. 135-170
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  1. 6. Sua Si Bona Norint
  2. pp. 171-187
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  1. 7. Bridge
  2. pp. 188-210
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  1. 8. A Defense of Horse Racing
  2. pp. 211-226
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  1. 9. Idols of the Twilight
  2. pp. 227-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 257-264
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421434148
Related ISBN
9781421434131
MARC Record
OCLC
1123127797
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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