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Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1935, by

FRANCIS WAYLAND, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of

Rhode Island.

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PLAN OF THE WORK.

BOOK FIRST.

THEORETICAL ETHICS.

CHAPTER I.

OF THE ORIGIN OF OUR NOTION OF THE MORAL QUA

LITY OF ACTIONS.

Section 1. Of moral law

3 2. What is a moral action

6 3. In what part of an action do we discover its moral quality 11 4. Whence do we derive our notion of the moral quality of actions 14

CHAPTER II.

CONSCIENCE, OR THE MORAL SENSE.

Section 1. Is there a conscience

33 2. Of the manner in which the decision of conscience is expressed 38 3. The authority of conscience

45 4. Law by which conscience is governed

59 5. Rules for moral conduct

68

CHAPTER III.

THE NATURE OF VIRTUE.

75

Section 1. Of virtue in general

2. Of virtue in imperfect beings

79

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THE GENERAL OBLIGATION TO SUPREME LOVE TO God. 154

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