One of his first tasks was to send his treatise on the Subjection of Women (written 1861, published 1869, many editions) through the press.
His failure to fulfil the tasks imposed on him (especially that of the relief of Mainz) led to his being arrested, and he was guillotined (23rd June 1794) not long before the fall of Robespierre.
Mathematical analysis needed half a century of cultivation before it was fully available for the arduous tasks reserved for it.
James Bradley chose the most appropriate tasks, and executed them supremely well, with the indispensable aid of John Bradley.
If, as has already been said, one of the chief tasks of ethics is to prevent the intrusion into its own sphere of inquiry of ideas borrowed from other and alien sources, then obviously these sources must be investigated.