Man's Moral Nature: An Essay
Man's Moral Nature: An Essay


Man's Moral Nature: An Essay

BUCKE, Richard Maurice, M.D.

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R. M. Bucke dedicates this book to his friend, American poet Walt Whitman, for his "exalted moral nature." Bucke divides man's moral nature into three parts: 1) active nature, by which he acts, 2) intellectual nature, by which he knows, and 3) moral nature proper, by which he feels. Moral nature, Bucke believes, has a physiological basis in the sympathetic nervous system (pictured opposite p. 48) and intellectual nature in the cerebral spinal system (pictured opposite p. 60). He concluds that an evolution in man's moral nature reflects a development of his sympathetic nervous system. The signature of F. E. Perrin at front is likely that of London, Ontario resident Finley Ewart Perrin.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons; Willing & Williamson
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1879
  • Place Published: New York; Toronto
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xiii, 200 p. 21 cm. 3 b&w plates with tissue guards. Brown cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Some soiling to boards, bumped corners, softened spine ends, small scuff on lower spine. Front free endpaper missing. Signature of F. E. Perrin on a preliminary page.

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