1. Thomas H. Mcpherson (1949). The Development of Bishop Butler's Ethics: Part II: PHILOSOPHY. Philosophy 24 (88):3-22.
    Most critics of Butler's ethics have ignored the text of the Analogy , and have confined their attention to the short Dissertation on Virtue which is printed as an appendix to that work. This is a mistake. The Dissertation can only be really understood when it is read in its proper context. Butler tells us that the Dissertation was originally intended to form part of the third chapter of the first part of the Analogy . It is indeed an integral (...)
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  2. Thomas H. McPherson (1949). The Development of Bishop Butler's Ethics. Part II. Philosophy 24 (88):3 - 22.
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  3. Thomas H. McPherson (1948). The Development of Bishop Butler's Ethics. Philosophy 23 (87):317 - 331.
    The aim of this article is to show that there are two distinct ethical theories in the writings of Bishop Butler. This is something that his critics do not seem to have realized. One or two of them have seen that the Dissertation on Virtue contains ideas which do not harmonize very well with those of the Rolls Sermons , but no one has made a detailed study of the differences. It has been usual to dismiss them with the remark (...)
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