Index for Chapter II
No Innate Practical Principles
- 1. No moral principles so clear and so generally received as the
forementioned speculative maxims.
- 2. Faith and justice not owned as principles by all men.
- 3. Objection:
- 4. Moral rules need a proof, ergo not innate.
- 5. Instance in keeping compacts.
- 6. Virtue generally approved, not because innate, but because
- 7. Men's actions convince us that the rule of virtue is not their
- 8. Conscience no proof of any innate moral rule.
- 9. Instances of enormities practised without remorse.
- 10. Men have contrary practical principles.
- 11. Whole nations reject several moral rules.
- 12. The generally allowed breach of a rule, proof that it is not
- 13. If men can be ignorant of what is innate, certainty is not
described by innate principles.
- 14. Those who maintain innate practical principles tell us not
what they are.
- 15. Lord Herbert's innate principles examined.
- 16. These five either not all, or more than all, if there are any.
- 17. The supposed marks wanting.
- 18. Of little use if they were innate.
- 19. Scarce possible that God should engrave principles in words of
- 20. Objection, "innate principles may be corrupted," answered.
- 21. Contrary principles in the world.
- 22. How men commonly come by their principles.
- 23. Principles supposed innate because we do not remember when we
began to hold them.
- 24. How such principles come to be held.
- 25. Further explained.
- 26. A worship of idols.
- 27. Principles must be examined.
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