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OF

SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY;

OR

A NEW SYSTEM

OF

PRACTICAL ETHICS.

BY SIR RICHARD PHILLIPS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,

AND TO BE HAD OF ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1826.

(Price 10s. 6d. in boards.) “.

26520. ė2

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J. AND C. ADLARD, PRINTERS, BARTHOLOMEW-CLOSE.

TO SIMON BOLIVAR,

THE LIBERATOR.

SIR, To what living personage can I so properly dedicate a work on the social duties of men, as to the founder of many independent states ? I regard myself as fortunate in being even the contemporary of a character whose public virtues and disinterested patriotism transcend not merely every example presented by history, but surpass all that philosophy could have expected to see realized; and I present, therefore, to such a man, the homage of my affections, and the intellectual products of my life. In various forms this book embraces

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