This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. THE EIGHTS OF CHILDBEN. 337. The reader who remembers that at the outset we recognized a fundamental distinction between the ethics of the family and the ethics of the State, and saw that welfare of the species requires the maintenance of two antagonist principles in them respectively, ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. THE EIGHTS OF CHILDBEN. 337. The reader who remembers that at the outset we recognized a fundamental distinction between the ethics of the family and the ethics of the State, and saw that welfare of the species requires the maintenance of two antagonist principles in them respectively, will infer that the rights of children must have a nature quite different from that of the rights of adults. He will also infer that since children are gradually transformed into adults, there must be a continually changing relation between the two kinds of rights, and need for a varying compromise. Preservation of the race implies both self-sustentation and sustentation of offspring. If, assuming preservation of the race to be a good end, we infer that it is right to achieve these two sustentations; and if, therefore, the conditions precedent, without which they cannot be achieved, become what we call rights; it results that children have rights (or rather, for distinction sake, let us say rightful claims) to those materials and aids needful for life and growth, which, by implication, it is the duty of parents to supply. Whereas during mature life, the rights are so many special forms of that general freedom of action which is requisite for the procuring of food, clothing, shelter, &c.; during immature life the rightful claims are to the food, clothing, shelter, &c., themselves, and not to those forms of freedom which make possible the obtainment of them. While yet its faculties are undeveloped the child cannot occupy various parts of the sphere of activity occupied by the adult. During this stage of inability, such needful benefits as are naturally to be gained only within these unusable regions of activity, must come to it gratis....
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Very good. D. Appleton & Co., New York, NY, 1891. 1st Edition, VG, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x8", 291pgs. 3/8" water? spot on cloth at top fore-edge, cloth slightly wrinkled at front fore-edge, spine cloth just a little faded, owner ink name on front free endpaper, o.w. clean & tight. Book is fairly bright & foxing free. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
GOOD. Original 1891 edition/printing. Signature on title page may be Spencer's but am not sure so am not pricing as if it were. Cover has moderate wear; gold lettering on spine rather faded but legible. Endpapers starting to split at hinges. Name on first page; a little pencil notation in text. Good plus condition. ** PROCEEDS FROM THIS SALE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY. **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING WITHIN USA. OVERSEAS ORDERS-FREE UPGRADE TO PRIORITY ENVELOPE.
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