Hutcheson's View Of Moral Sense

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Moral philosophers say that the main contribution of Hutcheson to the concept of moral sense is that he describes the working of moral sense. The process, Hutcheson described, begins with a feeling of pleasure or advantage felt in the moral sense faculty - not necessarily to us but advantageous to someone or generally for everyone. This perception of pleasure has a specific moral taste and causes us to feel moral approbation. We feel this pleasure when considering what is good or beneficial to others as a part of our natural instinct of benevolence. The things pursued for this pleasure are wanted because of our self-love and interest in the good for others. So first there is a sense of pleasure; then there is the interest in what causes the
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