Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics, with Some of their Applications.
THORNTON William Thomas (1873.)
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First edition. 8vo. vii, , 298,  pp. Original brown pebble grain cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, covers panelled in blind, top and fore edges untrimmed, black coated endpapers (some occasional foxing, extremities lightly rubbed, otherwise a very good copy indeed). London, Macmillan and Co.
A collection of essays representing Thornton's (1813-1880) principal philosophical work, in which he criticised the ethical and teleological views of Hume, Huxley and the utilitarians. A close friend and colleague of John Stuart Mill, Thornton is best known for his work On Labour (1869), the arguments of which were instrumental in changing Mill's views.
See Donoghue, Faithful Victorian, William Thomas Thornton, 1813-1880.
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