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date: 15 May 2021

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This chapter analyses Butler's ethical theories, which are found primarily in Fifteen Sermons (1726 and 1729) and A Dissertation of the Nature of Virtue (1736). It covers his notions of superiority and authority, the supremacy of conscience, virtue, benevolence, and self-love.

Keywords: ethical theory, Fifteen Sermons, Nature of Virtue, conscience, benevolence, self-love

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