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An enquiry into the course of development of the notion of justice in children

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posted on 2021-12-14, 21:23 authored by Halliday, G. D. (George)
Recently in the locality in which the writer lives, there was formed a "Free Discussions Club". The purpose of its formation was to provide a focal point at which those interested could meet and discuss topics of cultural and general interest. At one of its meetings a paper entitled "Fundamental Morality" was presented. The question raised was one which has exercised the minds of philosophical thinkers of every age and of every school - Is there an ultimate basis for morality? Are actions which are formally wrong - wrong because the law says they are wrong - really wrong in an absolute and ultimate sense. The question thus arose. If the existence of an absolute basic for morality is open to such doubt and uncertainty, upon what is based the moral system of man?


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Arts

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