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Chapter XVI

In his dated manuscript catalogue Jefferson’s chapter 16, Ethics, is one complete whole. In his undated catalogue this chapter is divided into three parts: 1st. Ethics proper; 2dly. Natural law of Nations; 3dly. Conventional law of Nations. This division has been followed in part by the Library of Congress Catalogue of 1815, in which two divisions are distinguished: 1, Moral Philosophy; 2, Law of Nature and Nations.

§1.-- Moral Philosophy

. . . I have but one system of ethics for men & for nations. to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements and under all circumstances, to be open & generous . . .
letter from Thomas Jefferson to madame la duchesse d’anville, april 2, 1790.
Duchesse d'Anville. Jefferson was a friend of both the dowager Duchesse, the mother of the Duc de La Rochefoucauld d’Anville, and her daughter-in-law Rosalie.
. . . in my Catalogue, considering Ethics, as well as Religion, as supplements to law, in the government of man, I had placed them in that sequence . . .
letter from Thomas Jefferson to augustus b. woodward, march 24, 1824.
J. 1
Synopsis Metaphysicae. 12 mo.
1815 Catalogue, page 59, no. 24, as above.
[HUTCHESON, Francis.]
Synopsis Metaphysicae, Ontologiam et Pneumatologiam complectens. Editio altera auctior. a. d. mdccxliv . [ Glasguae: Foulis, 1744.]
B1501 .S8
12mo. 66 leaves.
Not in Halkett and Laing.
Jessop, page 145.
Rebound in half brown morocco by the Library of Congress in 1903. Initialled by Jefferson at sig. I; some leaves foxed.
Francis Hutcheson, 1694-1746, an Irishman educated in Scotland, held the chair of moral philosophy at Glasgow, where the first edition of this book was printed in 1742. In metaphysics Hutcheson was a follower of Locke.
J. 2
Ideologie de Detutt-Tracy. 8 vo. I re. partie 2. cop.--d o. I re. & 2 de. partie. 2. v. 8 vo.
1815 Catalogue, page 57, no. 84, Ideologie de Detutt, Tracy, 3 v 8vo.
DESTUTT de TRACY, Antoine Louis Claude, comte.
Projet d’Éléments d’Idéologie à l’usage des écoles centrales de la Republique Française; par le cit. Destutt-Tracy, membre du sénat-conservateur, et membre associé de l’Institut national. A Paris: chez Pierre Didot l’aîné, Firmin Didot, Debray, An ix . [1801.]
B2003 .E4
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