"The author's object in this book is to investigate the moral feelings of the human mind, and the principles which ought to regulation our volitions and our conduct as moral and responsible beings"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
John Abercrombie was a Scottish medical doctor who dedicated his spare time to dabbling in philosophy. Over the course of his career, he produced a number of well-regarded volumes on philosophy. In The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings, Abercrombie presents a systematic overview of human emotions, their sources, and their moral and ethical implications.