Preface; 1. The vulgar notion of responsibility in connection with the theories of free-will and necessity; 2. Why should I be moral?; 3. Pleasure for pleasure's sake; 4. Duty for duty's sake; 5. My station and its duties; 6. Ideal morality; 7. Selfishness and self-sacrifice; Concluding remarks.
A polemic from 1876, by Idealist philosopher F. H. Bradley (1846–1924), against the dominant ethical theories of his time.