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Proprieties and Vagaries

A Philosophical Thesis from Science, Horse Racing, Sexual Customs, Religion, and Politics

Albert Lanphier Hammond

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Originally published in 1961. A constant influence on human action is that of proprieties, personal and social. These attitudes and traditions defining what is proper are largely logical in origin, but chance has a way of upsetting them. Even theory, which is part of human action, is subject to this influence. Dr. Hammond takes a novel approach to this philosophical theme. His topics of discussion include perception, the role of symbols in poetry and science, the definition of good and good use in language, space and the motion of the earth, the psychology of love, attitudes toward gambling…

Originally published in 1961. A constant influence on human action is that of proprieties, personal and social. These attitudes and traditions defining what is proper are largely logical in origin, but chance has a way of upsetting them. Even theory, which is part of human action, is subject to this influence. Dr. Hammond takes a novel approach to this philosophical theme. His topics of discussion include perception, the role of symbols in poetry and science, the definition of good and good use in language, space and the motion of the earth, the psychology of love, attitudes toward gambling, and a defense of horse racing. This unorthodox approach results in an exceptionally imaginative and thought-provoking book as well as a strong defense of deontology.

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284
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9781421434124
Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Proprieties and Vagaries
Chapter 2. Thinking Ways
Chapter 3. Symbols
Chapter 4 Good Use and the Use of "Good"
Chapter 5. Proprieties and the Motion of the Earth
Chapter 6. Sua Si

Preface
Chapter 1. Proprieties and Vagaries
Chapter 2. Thinking Ways
Chapter 3. Symbols
Chapter 4 Good Use and the Use of "Good"
Chapter 5. Proprieties and the Motion of the Earth
Chapter 6. Sua Si Bona Norint
Chapter 7. Bridge
Chapter 8. A Defense of Horse Racing
Chapter 9 Idols of the Twilight
Index

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Albert L Hammond

Albert L. Hammond was a professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University and a devotee of horse racing. He joined the Department of Philosophy in 1914. He also authored articles in the Philosophical Review and the Journal of Philosophy.