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" Whatever is expedient, is right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone, which constitutes the obligation of it. "
Pamphlets on British Education, 1714-1873 - Pagina 48
1755
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The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy, Volume 1

William Paley - 1788 - 499 pagina’s
...or diannilh the general happinefs." CHAP. CHAP. VI. UTILITY. SO then actions arc to be eft i mated by their' tendency. * Whatever is expedient is right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone which conItitutcs the obligation of it. But to all this there Items a plain objection, viz. that many actions...
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The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy, Volume 1

William Paley - 1793
...ten" dency of that action to promote or diminifh " the general happinefs." CHAP. VI. UTILITY. O then Actions are to be eftimated by their tendency*. Whatever...right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone which conltitutes the obligation of it. s * Actions in the abftracl are right or wrong, according to their...
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The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy

William Paley - 1793 - 536 pagina’s
...that adlion, to pro" mote or diminifh the general happinefs." CHAP, CHAP. VI. UTILITY. SO then a&ions are to be eftimated by their tendency.* Whatever is...right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone which conflitutes the obligation of it. But to all this there feenis a plain objection, viz. that many actions...
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The Anti-Jacobin Review and Protestant Advocate: Or, Monthly ..., Volume 12

1802
...does not mean to admit, let him be heard in his own words. Vol. ip 70. ' Actions are to be eiimated by their tendency. Whatever is expedient is .right....throughout his work, determined any particular mode of conduit to be right or wrong, by endeavouring to trace its general effect upon mankind at large. If...
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Beauties Selected from the Writings of the Late William Paley, D.D ...

William Paley, William Hamilton Reid - 1810 - 325 pagina’s
...19. Sermons and tracts. 1803. THE BEAUTIES 0 WILLIAM PALEY, DD Actions. ACTIONS are to be estimated by their tendency. Whatever is expedient is right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone which .constitutes the obligation of it. The general consequence of any action may be estimated, by asking...
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: Natural theology

William Paley - 1810
...promote or frustrate that effect.|| Actions, in the abstract, then, are right or wrong according to their tendency. Whatever is expedient is right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone that constitutes the obligation of * See Law's Translation of King on the Origin of Evil, 5th ed. prefatory...
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: The principles of moral and political ...

William Paley - 1811
...promote or diminish the general happiness." CHAPTER VI. UTILITY. ,, Oo then actions are to be estimated by their tendency.* ) Whatever is expedient is right....It is the utility of any / moral rule alone which constitutes the obligation of it. But to all this there seems a plain objection, viz. that many actions...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Dugald Stewart - 1814
...its paramount authority over every other principle of action. Whatever is expedient (says Dr. Palev) is right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone which constitutes the obligation of it J. . . . , But then, it must be expedient on the whole, at the long...
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The Moral Instructor and Guide to Virtue and Happiness

Jesse Torrey - 1819 - 228 pagina’s
...happiness." UTILITY. — THE XECESSITV OT GENERAL RULES. OF RIGHT. SO then actions are to be estimated by their tendency. Whatever is expedient is right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone which constitutes the obligation of it. You cannot permit one action and forbid another, without shewing...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Dugald Stewart - 1821
...paramount authority over every other principle of action. " Whatever is expedient (says " Dr. Paley) is right. It is the utility of any moral rule alone which " constitutes the obligation of it.J • • • But then, it must be ex'• pedient on the whole,...
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