A System of Logic

John Stuart Mill

Book 6, Chapter 4, Footnote #02
Historical experience in place of experiments

In the case of the moral sentiments, the place of direct experiment is to a considerable extent supplied by historical experience, and we are able to trace with a tolerable approach to certainty the particular associations by which those sentiments are engendered. This has been attempted, so far as respects the sentiment of justice, in a little work by the present author, entitled Utilitarianism.

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Sol, Book 6, Chapter 4 Of the Laws of Mind