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Following Nature

Citation
Millar A (1988) Following Nature. Philosophical Quarterly, 38 (151), pp. 165-185. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2219922; https://doi.org/10.2307/2219922

Abstract
The articles examines Joseph Butler's idea that virtue consists in following one's nature and considers whether Butler is open to objections raised for ideas of this sort by John Stuart Mill in his essay 'Nature'. The interpretation offered sheds light on Butler's doctrine of the supremacy of conscience. The treatment of this doctrine is different from that presented by Nicholas Sturgeon.

Keywords
Butler; conscience; nature; Mill; Sturgeon.

Journal
Philosophical Quarterly: Volume 38, Issue 151

StatusPublished
Author(s)Millar, Alan
Publication date30/04/1988
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Publisher URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/2219922
ISSN0031-8094
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