Joseph Butler: Fifteen Sermons and other writings on ethics by David McNaughtonJoseph Butler: Fifteen Sermons and other writings on ethics by David McNaughton

Joseph Butler: Fifteen Sermons and other writings on ethics

EditorDavid McNaughton

Paperback | February 18, 2017

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Joseph Butler's Fifteen Sermons (1726) is a classic work of moral philosophy, widely influential ever since. The topics Butler discusses include the role of conscience in human nature, self-love and egoism, compassion, resentment and forgiveness, love of our neighbour and of God. The text ofthe second edition of the Sermons is here presented together with a selection of Butler's other ethical writings: the Dissertation of the Nature of Virtue, a sermon on hypocrisy and liberty preached before the House of Lords, and relevant extracts from his correspondence with Samuel Clarke. David McNaughton contributes a substantial historical and philosophical introduction to help readers understand these works and see their continuing importance. While it is a readers' edition which avoids the clutter of textual variants and intrusive footnotes, it comes complete with scholarlyapparatus intended to aid the reader in studying Butler's work in depth. McNaughton also includes short summaries of Butler's predecessors, and a selective bibliography. This will be the definitive resource for anyone interested in Butler's moral philosophy.
David McNaughton is Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University and Professor Emeritus at Keele University. He is the founder and first President of the British Society for Ethical Theory. He is the author of Moral Vision (1988) and, with Eve Garrard, Forgiveness (2010), and of a number of papers on ethics, philosophy of religi...
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Title:Joseph Butler: Fifteen Sermons and other writings on ethicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0 inPublished:February 18, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Sermon 1 Upon Human NatureSermon 2 Upon Human NatureSermon 3 Upon Human NatureSermon 4 Upon the Government of the TongueSermon 5 Upon CompassionSermon 6 Upon CompassionSermon 7 Upon the Character of BalaamSermon 8 Upon ResentmentSermon 9 Upon the Forgiveness of InjuriesSermon 10 Upon Self-DeceitSermon 11 Upon the Love of our NeighbourSermon 12 Upon the Love of our NeighbourSermon 13 Upon the Love of GodSermon 14 Upon the Love of GodSermon 15 Upon the Ignorance of ManA Dissertation of the Nature of VirtueA Sermon Preached Before the House of LordsA Selection from the Correspondence between Joseph Butler and Samuel ClarkeEditorial NotesButler's Predecessors