The Development of Bishop Butler's Ethics

Philosophy 23 (87):317 - 331 (1948)
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Abstract

The aim of this article is to show that there are two distinct ethical theories in the writings of Bishop Butler. This is something that his critics do not seem to have realized. One or two of them have seen that the Dissertation on Virtue contains ideas which do not harmonize very well with those of the Rolls Sermons , but no one has made a detailed study of the differences. It has been usual to dismiss them with the remark that Butler is an inconsistent writer and we should not worry too much over details

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Some features of Butler's ethics.A. E. Taylor - 1926 - Mind 35 (139):273-300.

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