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" We are not, however, to infer that its acceptance or rejection must depend on blind impulse, or arbitrary choice. There is a larger meaning of the word proof, in which this question is as amenable to it as any other of the disputed questions of philosophy. "
Utilitarianism
by John Stuart Mill
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1876
...amenable to it as any other of the disputed questions of philosophy. The subject is within the cognizance of the rational faculty ; and neither does that faculty...its assent to the doctrine ; and this is equivalent toproof." (Utilitarianism, p. 6.) Unbelief has long and loudly demanded tangible evidence, demonstrative...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 64

1861
...amenable to it as any other of the disputed questions of philosophy. The subject is within the cognizance of the rational faculty ; and neither does that faculty...to the doctrine ; and this is equivalent to proof. \Ve shall examine presently of what nature are these considerations ; in what manner they apply to...
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Dissertations and Discussions: Political, Philosophical, and ..., Volume 3

John Stuart Mill - History - 1864
...amenable to it as any other of the disputed questions of philosophy. The subject is within the 'cognizance of the rational faculty; and neither does that faculty...to the doctrine ; and this is equivalent to proof. VOL. in. 20 We shall examine presently of what nature are these considerations ; in what manner they...
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Faith and Thought, Volume 2

Religion and science - 1867
...the above extraordinary dictum is afterwards qualified thus : " The subject is within the cognizance of the rational faculty, and neither does that faculty deal with it solely in the way of intuition." By " rational faculty " the sense requires us here to understand reasoning faculty; and then the latter...
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Utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill - Utilitarianism - 1871 - 120 pages
...amenable to it as any other of the disputed questions of philosophy. The subject is within the cognizance of the rational faculty; and neither does that faculty...considerations ; in what manner they apply to the case, aud what rational grounds, therefore, can be given for accepting or rejecting the utilitarian formula....
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Modern Utilitarianism; Or, The Systems of Paley, Bentham, and Mill Examined ...

Thomas Rawson Birks - Philosophy, English - 1874 - 240 pages
...of what is commonly understood by proof." Still, he remarks, "the subject is within the cognizance of the rational faculty, and neither does that faculty...to the doctrine ; and this is equivalent to proof." These remarks, I believe, are substantially true. But they suggest a natural question, whether there...
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Modern Utilitarianism; Or, The Systems of Paley, Bentham, and Mill Examined ...

Thomas Rawson Birks - Philosophy, English - 1874 - 240 pages
...of what is commonly understood by proof." Still, he remarks, "the subject is within the cognizance of the rational faculty, and neither does that faculty...to the doctrine ; and this is equivalent to proof." These remarks, I believe, are substantially true. But they suggest a natural question, whether there...
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Dissertations and Discussions: Vindication of the French revolution of ...

John Stuart Mill - History - 1874
...disputed questions of philosophy. The subject is within the cognizance of the rational faculty , aud neither does that faculty deal with it solely in the...to the doctrine ; and this is equivalent to proof. TOL. In. 20 We shall examine presently of what nature are these considerations ; in what manner they...
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Utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill - Utilitarianism - 1887 - 149 pages
...amenable to it as any other of the disputed questions of philosophy. The subject is within thi cognizance of the rational faculty ; and neither does that faculty...give or withhold its assent to the doctrine ; and thia is equivalent to proof. We shall examine presently of what nature are these considerations ; in...
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John Stuart Mill: A Study of His Philosophy

Charles Douglas - Biography & Autobiography - 1895 - 274 pages
...which this question is as amenable to it as any other of the disputed questions of philosophy." 2 " Considerations may be presented capable of determining...assent to the doctrine; and this is equivalent to proof."3 The ground of Mill's hedonistic conception of the moral end is not an intuition,2 but consists...
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