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" Your obligation to obey this law, is its being the law of your nature. That your conscience approves of and attests to such a course of action, is itself alone an obligation. Conscience does not only offer itself to show us the way we should walk in,... "
Fifteen Sermons Preached at the Rolls Chapel - Page 39
by Joseph Butler - 1726 - 312 pages
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The Ethics of Bishop Butler and Immanuel Kant

Webster Cook - 1888 - 52 pages
...right * or wrong. One other question remains. What is our obligation to obey this law? Butler answers, "Your obligation to * obey this law is its being the law of your nature." (Ser. iii. p. 49. ) Conscience has authority because it is the natural guide, the guide assigned to...
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Principles of Natural and Supernatural Morals, Volume 2

Henry Hughes - 1891
...light of reason we have ground to believe, are annexed to it. The question then carries its own answer along with it. Your obligation to obey this law is its being the law of your nature. That your conscience approves of and attests to such a course of action is itself alone an obligation. Conscience...
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An Introduction to Cudworth's Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable ...

William Robert Scott - 1891 - 67 pages
...1 Butler here combines Cudworth and Clarke. * P. xxv. (Clarendon Press Ed.) P. 132. P. 141. ' Your obligation to obey this law is its being the law of your nature ' (Ser. ii.) l Cf. 'Anal.' part i. ch. vi.; cf. ' it is not . . . that obligeth to do positive things...
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The Works of Joseph Butler: Divided Into Sections; with Sectional ..., Volume 2

Joseph Butler - 1896
...light of reason we have ground to believe are annexed to it. The question then carries its own answer along with it. Your obligation to obey this law, is its being the law of your nature. That your conscience approves of and attests to such a course of action, is itself alone an obligation. Conscience...
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Studies Subsidiary to the Works of Bishop Butler, Volume 2

William Ewart Gladstone - 1896 - 370 pages
...light of reason we have ground to believe are annexed to it. The question then carries its own answer along with it. Your obligation to obey this law, is its being the law of your nature. That your conscience approves of and attests to such a course of action, is itself alone an obligation. Conscience...
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British Moralists: Being Selections from Writers Principally of ..., Volume 1

Sir Lewis Amherst Selby-Bigge - 1897 - 451 pages
...light of reason we have ground to believe, are annexed to it. The question then carries its own answer along with it. Your obligation to obey this law, is its being the law of your nature. That your conscience approves of and attests to such a course of action, is itself alone an obligation. Conscience...
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The Individual and His Relation to Society as ..., Volume 1, Issues 5-6

James Hayden Tufts - 1898
...to what constitutes the obligation to obey this principle, his first reply is like that of Kant : ' Your obligation to obey this law is its being the law of your nature' ; but in part perhaps out of deference to the hedonistic psychology of the time, in part it may be...
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Introduction to Ethics

Frank Thilly - 1900 - 346 pages
...authority, it would absolutely govern the world. " What obligations are we under to attend to and follow it ? Your obligation to obey this law is its being the law of your nature. That your conscience approves of and attests to such a course of action is itself alone an obligation. Conscience...
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Introduction to Ethics

Frank Thilly - 1900 - 346 pages
...authority, it would absolutely govern the, world. " What obligations are we under to attend to and follow it ? Your obligation to obey this law is its being the law of your nature. That your conscience approves of and attests to such a course of actioiTis itself alone an obligation. Conscience...
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A Manual of Ethics

John Stuart Mackenzie - 1901 - 472 pages
...light of reason we have ground to believe, are annexed to it. The question then carries its own answer along with it. Your obligation to obey this law is its being the law of your nature. That your conscience approves ' Sermon II. * Sermon III. of and attests to such a course ot action, is itself...
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