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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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Human Nature and Morals According to Auguste Comte: With Notes Illustrative ...

John Kells Ingram - 1901 - 115 pages
...punishments which we feel, and those which, from the light of reason, we have ground to believe annexed to it. ... Your obligation to obey this law is its being the law of your nature. ..." This sounds like an appeal to something in our constitution as, in itself, a sufficient basis...
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The Works of Matthew Arnold, Volume 9

Matthew Arnold - 1904
...obligations are we under to attend to and follow it ? ' And he answers this question quite fairly : ' Your obligation to obey this law, is its being the law of your nature.' But let us vary the question a little, and let us ask Butler : ' Suppose your scheme of human nature...
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Words of Life for 1905

William Salter - 1904 - 185 pages
...and can proceed only from great unfairness of mind. Mankind hath the rule of right within himself. Your obligation to obey this law, is its being the law of your nature. Conscience carries its own authority, that it is our natural guide, assigned to us by the Author of...
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The Classical Moralists: Selections Illustrating Ethics from Socrates to ...

Benjamin Rand - 1909 - 797 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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History of Ethics Within Organized Christianity

Thomas Cuming Hall - 1910 - 605 pages
...that the plain man knows his duty, his obligation to do it springs from the internal obligation. " Your obligation to obey this law is its being the law of your nature." 5 Yet "self-love then, though confined to the interests of the present world, does in general perfectly...
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Psychological Monographs: General and Applied, Volume 6

1905
...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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Five Sermons, Preached at the Rolls Chapel and A Dissertation Upon the ...

Joseph Butler - 1983 - 75 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, 1650-1800: Hobbes

David Daiches Raphael - 1991 - 431 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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Christian Ethics

Reginald Ernest Oscar White - 1994 - 698 pages
...been proved that man by his nature is a law to himself . . . The question then carries its own answer. Your obligation to obey this law is its being the law of your nature. That your conscience approves of such a course is itself an obligation . . . Conscience does not only offer itself...
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Readings on Human Nature

Peter Loptson - 1998 - 580 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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