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" Virtue is the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the Will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness. "
The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy - Página 48
por William Paley - 1806 - 492 páginas
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The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings

John Abercrombie - 1833 - 422 páginas
...considerable objections. He commences with the proposition that virtue is doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness. The good of mankind, therefore, is the subject — the will of God, the rule — and everlasting happiness,...
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Lectures to Young Ladies: Comprising Outlines and Applications of the ...

Mrs. Lincoln Phelps - 1833 - 308 páginas
...and cannot be rendered thus positive. Dr. Paley asserts that 'virtue is the doing good, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.' Now if he could have proved this by a train of reasoning founded upon a self-evident proposition, no...
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Sermons. To which is prefixed, a biogr. memoir [signed P.].

John Johnston - 1834
...honour and dignity of man. It would be easy, however, to show, that doing good because it is agreeable to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness, — and the avoiding of evil because it is contrary to the Divine will, and productive of eternal misery,...
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A Discourse on the Studies of the University

Adam Sedgwick - 1834 - 157 páginas
...Such a system lias no fitness for man's nature. 4. Virtue is the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God and for the sake of everlasting happiness. This is the definition adopted by Paley ; and it is, I think, open to many grave objections. In the...
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Lectures on Phrenology: Delivered Before the Young Men's Association for ...

Amos Dean - 1834 - 252 páginas
...extent, the selfish system. According to him, "Virtue consists in the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness." The will of God is here alleged to be our rule, but private happiness our motive. The, science of Phrenology...
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The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings

John Abercrombie - 1835 - 293 páginas
...will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness. The good of mankind, therefore, is the object, the will of God the rule, and everlasting happiness the motive of human virtue. The will of God, he subsequently goes on to show, is made known to us, partly by revelation, and partly...
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Paley's Moral and Political Philosophy

William Paley - 1835 - 298 páginas
...over virtue, even in this world. CHAP. VII. VIRTUE. Virtue is the doing good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness. In this definition. the " good of mankind" is the subject ; the " will of God," the rule ; and "everlasting...
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The North American Review, Volumen42

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, Henry Cabot Lodge, James Russell Lowell - 1836
...Paley's definition is doubly in error. " Virtue," says he, " is the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness." On this principle, the benevolent designs of Howard, would be declared devoid of the quality of virtue,...
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England and the English

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1836 - 380 páginas
...illustration of the debasing vulgarity of his cude. "Virtue is the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness." So that any act of good to1 man in obedience to God, if it arise from any motive but a desire of the...
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The Works...: With a Biographical Sketch of the Author, Volumen1

William Paley - 1837
...habitual virtue. By the definition of virtue, placed at the beginning of this chapter, it appears, that the good of mankind is the subject, the will of God the rule, and everlasting happiness the motive and end, of all virtue. Yet, in fact, a man shall perform many an act of virtue, without having either...
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