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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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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1852
...writers. 6. Paley lays down the proposition that virtue consists in doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness. He subsequently arrives at the conclusion that whatever is expedient is virtuous. Trace the chain of...
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The Millennial Harbinger

Alexander Campbell, Charles Louis Loos - 1852
...superstition, ignorance and vice. If virtue consists in " the doing of good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness," mankind must know the requisitions of Heaven before they can comply with them; must know the principles...
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Man Primeval, Or, The Constitution and Primitive Condition of the Human ...

John Harris - 1852 - 480 páginas
...theory of expediency, or of general consequences, " Virtue is the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness."* This proposition appears to place virtue on higher and nobler ground than that occupied by either of...
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Free Trade and the League: A Biographic History of the Pioneers of Freedom ...

Alexander Somerville - 1853
...him in few and explicit words. " Virtue," says Paley, " is the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God and for the sake of everlasting happiness !" The motive then from which all duty or virtue must proceed is the hope ot everlasting happiness....
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The Whistler at the Plough: Containing Travels, Statistics, and ..., Volumen2

Alexander Somerville - 1853
...him in few and explicit words. " Virtue," says Paley, " is the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God and for the sake of everlasting happiness !" The motive then from which all duty or virtue must proceed is the hope ot everlasting happiness....
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volumen4

1859
...the doing good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, nnd fur the sokt of wrluslnnj hafifnness. According to which definition, the good of mankind is the subject, the will of God the rule, nnd everlasting happinrss the motive of virtue." It is such heresies as this, and the still grosser...
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A History of British Philosophy to 1900

...obviously sufficient. Hence the famous definition, " Virtue is the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness." and, in particular, in the human body. In these works we see how complete is the shifting of interest...
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The Twentieth Century

1888
...pig's-wash. According to Paley's famous definition, virtue is ' doing good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.' The ' will of God ' gives the rule ; and everlasting happiness defines the motive. The only difference...
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Sidgwick's Ethics and Victorian Moral Philosophy

Jerome B. Schneewind - 1977 - 465 páginas
...definition of virtue gives the foundations of his theory. Virtue is 'the doing good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness'. (I, vi.) The will of God, Paley explains, is what makes right acts right ; doing good to mankind is...
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Lectures on the Relation Between Law & Public Opinion in England: During the ...

Albert Venn Dicey - 1924 - 506 páginas
...may, like Rousseau, popularise ideas which 1 " Virtue is, * the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will " of God, and for the sake of everlasting...everlasting happiness ' " the motive of human virtue." — Paley, Moral Philosoph9, i. bk. i. ch. vii. p. 4L 2 On the whole a priori systems of ethies will...
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