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Single Idea 3780

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 6. Divine Morality / b. Euthyphro question]

Full Idea

It is necessary to know first whether a thing is right in order to know from thence whether it be conformable to the will of God.

Gist of Idea

We must judge a thing morally to know if it conforms to God's will


Jeremy Bentham (Intro to Principles of Morals and Legislation [1789], II.18)

Book Reference

Mill,John Stuart: 'Utilitarianism (including On Liberty etc)', ed/tr. Warnock,Mary [Fontana 1962], p.56