The ethos of a people... we may say, constitutes the atmosphere in which the best members of a race habitually live...rn -from "The Virtues"rn rn Offered as a textbook for university students and drawing from both classical and modern schools of philosophical thought-from Aristotle and the Bible to Mill, Hume, and Kant-this comprehensive 1901 overview of the universe of ethical thought is still a valuable resource today. The fascinating discussions within explore:rn rn . the nature of ethicsrn . the art of conductrn . ethics and the physical sciencesrn . ethics and economicsrn . psychological hedonismrn . the true sense of freedomrn . the origin of consciencern . the moral connoisseurrn . the general problem of authorityrn . the social universern . theories of punishmentrn . morality and religionrn . and more.rn rn A book to dip into at random or to read in-depth, this is as fresh and original today as it was a century ago.rn rn British philosopher JOHN STUART MACKENZIE (1860-1935) was professor of logic and philosophy at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.