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" Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. "
Handbook of Moral Philosophy - Page 129
1874 - 277 pages
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Constructive Ethics, a Review of Modern Moral Philosophy in Its Three Stages ...

William Leonard Courtney - Conduct of life - 1886 - 318 pages
...tendency to promote happiness and to prevent misery.1 For " Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand, the standard of right and wrong ; on the...
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Philosophical Works

James Frederick Ferrier - 1888
...Jeremy Bentham, " has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pleasure and pain. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do." Whether, and in what sense, pleasure and pain may be said...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 25; Volume 45

Universalism - 1888
...can or could have," says Bentham, " a motive different from the pursuit of pleasure or shunning pain* It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other...
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History of European Morals: From Augustus to Charlemagne, Volume 2

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Ethics - 1890
...soninteret.' — HelvetiusZtefis^jriC, disoours ii. 'Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. . . . The principle of utility recognises this subjection,...
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Pure Logic and Other Minor Works

William Stanley Jevons - Logic, Symbolic and mathematical - 1890 - 299 pages
...theories. In his uncompromising style he tells us - that 'Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other...
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Utilitarianism

Jeremy Bentham - Utilitarianism - 1890 - 29 pages
...UTILITARIANISM, CHAPTER I. OF THE PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY. I. NATTJBE has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 172

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1891
...is the same writer who magisterially asserts that ' Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other...
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Outlines of a Critical Theory of Ethics

John Dewey - Ethics - 1891 - 253 pages
...Vol. I, p. 1> gives a statement of both these elements. " Nature has placed man under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, [ie they are criteria] as well as to determine what we shall do [motives]. On the one hand, the standard...
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Outlines of a Critical Theory of Ethics

John Dewey - Ethics - 1891 - 253 pages
...Vol. I, p. 1} gives a statement of both these elements. " Nature has placed man under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, [i. e, they are criteria] as well as to determine what we shall do [motives]. On the one hand, the...
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Philosophy and Political Economy in Some of Their Historical Relations

James Bonar - Economic history - 1893 - 410 pages
...Legislation) " has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pleasure and pain. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do " (Clar. Press ed., p. 1). A man's actions result from his...
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