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Single Idea 3768

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 2. Duty]

Full Idea

The customary morality, that which education and opinion have consecrated, is the only one which presents itself to the mind with the feeling of being in itself obligatory.

Gist of Idea

Orthodox morality is the only one which feels obligatory


John Stuart Mill (Utilitarianism [1861], Ch.3)

Book Reference

Mill,John Stuart: 'Utilitarianism (including On Liberty etc)', ed/tr. Warnock,Mary [Fontana 1962], p.279