The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

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A clever lie admired or approved of, p. 114.-the duties Of sincerity and good faith to some extent founded on prudential considerations, pp. 114 - 124. Lying attended with supernatural danger, z'bz'd. - A mystic efficacy ascribed to the untrue word, pp. 116 - 1 18. - The eflicacy Of oaths and the methods of charging them with supernatural energy, pp. 118-122. - Oaths containing appeals to supernatural beings, pp. 120 - 122. - By being frequently appealed to in oaths a god may come to be looked upon as a guardian of veracity and good faith, p. 123-the influence Of oath-taking upon veracity, p. 123 sq. - The influence Of education upon the regard for truth, p. 124. The influence of habit upon the regard for truth, p. 125. - Natural to speak the truth, p. 125 sq. - Intercourse with strangers destructive to savage veracity, pp. 126 - 129. - Social incoherence apt to lead to deceitful habits, p. 129. Social differentiation a cause of deception, p. 129 sq. - Oppression an induce ment to falsehood, p. 130 sq. - The duty of informing other persons of the truth, p. I3I. - The regard for knowledge, pp.131-i36.

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