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Encyclopædia britannica: or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and ... - Page 278
edited by - 1797
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A Letter From a Member of the Univerfity of Oxford

1755
...fpeculationti of morality witt prove but a broken reed. la yoLi. p. 41. the author defines virtue to be the M doing good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, and for the fake of cver..-.fiing happinefs." Mere implicit obedience, therefore, to the will of God will not, according...
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An Essay on the Origin of Evil, Volume 1

William King - Fall of man - 1758 - 556 pages
...campleat Definition of Virtue, or Morality, fhould take in all theie Particulars, and can be only this : The doing Good to Mankind, in Obedience to the Will of God, and for the Sake of everlafting Happinefs. EL THE Nature and Obligations of MAN, As a fenfible and rational BEING....
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The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy

William Paley - Ethics - 1788 - 536 pages
...advantage over virtue, even with refpect to this world's happirwfs. CHAP. CHAP. VII. VIRTUE. VIRTUE is, " the doing good to mankind, in " obedience to the will of God, and for the " fake of everlajling happinefs." According to which definition, " the good of " mankind" is the fubjecl, the...
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The principles of moral and political philosophy, Volume 1

William Paley - Ethics - 1793
...to this world's happinefs. CHAP. t' CHAP. VII. VIRTUE. VIRTUE is, " the doing good to mankind \ tl in obedience to the will of God, and for the fake of everlafting happinefs" According to which definition, " the good of M mankind" is the fujbecT:, the...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser

1799
...virtue ? — wherein does it essentially consist ? remain undecided. Dr. Paley defined vinue to be, " doing good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness." This, however, is a very defective "definition ; so also is hie definition...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 30

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1800
...of this lafl celebrated writer that the artillery of our author is chiefly directed. Paley defines virtue to be « the doing good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, and for the fake of everlafting happincfs.' This definition, it is contended, is liable to objection in all its parts,...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Mind, and of Moral Philosophy: To which is ...

Thomas Belsham - Ethics - 1801 - 447 pages
...the reft, and is therefore our primary purfuit and ultimate end*. 1C . Dr. PA LEY de6nes virtue, " doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will " of God, and for the fake of everlafting ** happinefs." ** The good of mankind is the fubje&, the ** will of God is the rule, and...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

Andrew Kippis, William Godwin - English poetry - 1801
...the foundation of virtue; and particularly difcufle* Dr. Paley's definition, that virtue confifts "in doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the fake of everlafting happinefs." That definition, he contends, is objectionable in all its parts, becaufe it...
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The Antijacobin Review: And Protestant Advocate: Or, Monthly ..., Volume 12

Literary Criticism - 1802
...the fpeculations of morality will prove but a broken reed. - . " In vol. ip 41. the author defines virtue to be the ' doing good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, and for the lake of everlaiitng happinefs.' Mere implicit obedience, therefore, lo the will of God will not, according...
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