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" God designs the happiness of all his sentient creatures. Some human actions forward that benevolent purpose, or their tendencies are beneficent or useful. Other human actions are adverse to that purpose, or their tendencies are mischievous or pernicious.... "
The Province of Jurisprudence Determined - Page 36
by John Austin - 1832 - 391 pages
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History of European morals from Augustus to Charlemagne, Volume 1

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Ethics - 1809
...IfTtately's Life, vol. ii. p. 339.) 3 ' God designs the happiness of all His sentient creatures. . . . Knowing the tendencies of our actions, and knowing...His benevolent purpose, we know His tacit commands.' — Austin's Lectures on Jui-ispntdence, vol. ip 31. ' The commands which He has revealed we must gather...
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The Jurist: Or Quarterly Journal of Jurisprudence and Legislation, Volume 3

Law - 1832
...benevolent purpose, or their tendencies are beneficent or useful. Other human actions are adverse to that purpose, or their tendencies are mischievous...his benevolent purpose, we know his tacit commands." pp. 35, 36. There is also an intermediate theory, compounded of the two, and according to which the...
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The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence

Law - 1832
...benevolent purpose, or their tendencies are beneficent or useful. Other human actions are adverse to that purpose, or their tendencies are mischievous...his benevolent purpose, we know his tacit commands. " Such is a brief summary of this celebrated theoiy. I should wander to a measureless distance from...
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Thoughts of the times; or, Men and things

Thomas Browne Browne - English poetry - 1838 - 255 pages
...benevolent purpose, or their tendencies are beneficent or useful. Other human actions are adverse to that purpose, or their tendencies are mischievous...his benevolent purpose, we know his tacit commands." pp. 35, 36. The theory of utility then, according to Mr. Austin, is to be deduced, not as Bentham deduces...
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The people's blue book, taxation as it is, and as it ought to be [by C ...

Charles Tennant - 1862
...benevolent purpose, or their tendencies are beneficent or useful. Other human actions are adverse to that purpose, or their tendencies are mischievous...His benevolent purpose, we know His tacit commands. Inasmuch as the goodness of God is boundless and impartial, He designs the greatest happiness of all...
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Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law, Volume 1

John Austin, Sarah Austin - Jurisprudence - 1869 - 1169 pages
...""ii" ary their tendencies are beneficent or useful. Other human ac- theory of tions are adverse to that purpose, or their tendencies are mischievous...his benevolent purpose, we know his tacit commands. • Such is a brief summary of this celebrated theory. I ™f c ^"™~ should wander to a measureless...
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History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne, Volume 1

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Civilization, Medieval - 1869 - 423 pages
...Whately's Life, vol. ii. p. 339.) 5 ' God designs the happiness of all His sentient creatures. . . . Knowing the tendencies of our actions, and knowing...His benevolent purpose, we know His tacit commands.' — Austin's Lectures on Jurisprudence, vol. ip 31. ' The commands which He has revealed we must gather...
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Systematic Theology

Charles Hodge - Presbyterian Church - 1871
...benevolent purpose, or their tendencies are beneficent and useful. Other human actions are adverse to that purpose, or their tendencies are mischievous...given us. the faculty of observing ; of remembering ; and of reasoning ; and by duly applying those faculties, we may collect the tendencies of our actions....
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The Institutes of English Public Law: Embracing an Outline of General ...

David Nasmith - Conflict of laws - 1873 - 455 pages
...tendencies are mischievous or pernicious. The foi1mer, as promoting His purpose, God has enjoined i The latter, as opposed to His purpose, God has forbidden....knowing His benevolent purpose, we know His tacit commands.'1 Bentham says, — ' I am a partisan of the principle of utility when I measure my approbation...
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The Law Magazine and Review: For Both Branches of the Legal Profession at ...

Law - 1875
...generally done the general happiness would be promoted. Of other human actions the contrary is the case. The former, as promoting His purpose, God has enjoined. The latter, as opposed to it, He has forbidden. God has given us the faculty of observing, of remembering, of reasoning, and,...
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