Innate conscience - Joseph Butler

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Butler believed human beings had two natural rational guides to behaviour: enlightened self-interest and conscience. The Greels, such as Epicurus, would have recognised the self-interest of the pursuit of happiness, but not the idea of an innate disposition of conscience.

Butler believed we were naturally moral, and that conscience was the suporeme authority in moral actions. Morality was part of our human natures.



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