Title page from The Principles of Ethics, vol. 1 (LF ed.)

Part of: The Principles of Ethics, 2 vols. (1879) (LF ed.) The Principles of Ethics, vol. 1 (LF ed.)

Vol. I of a two volume work which Spencer considered to be his finest work. In volume I he covers the data of ethics, the inductions of ethics, and the ethics of individual life.

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Except perhaps in agreeing that gluttony is to be reprobated and that the gourmet, as well as the gourmand, is a man to be regarded with scant respect, most people will think it is absurd to imply as the above title does, that ethics has anything to say about the taking of food. Though, by…