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Any adequate account of morality must recognize the difference between the realm of facts and the  realm of morals. Sense experience is the source of all that can be known about facts, but values of  any kind can be known only through the feelings. Since any given sense experience is generally  regarded as having the same meaning for all people, it is possible for one person's conclusions  relative to the facts to be verified by others. Feelings, on the other hand, are private and individual,  and the way one person feels about a given type of conduct is not necessarily the same as another  person will feel about it. Consideration of this point is what has led some of Hume's critics to charge  that he was a skeptic in moral philosophy and identified good conduct with anything an individual  might feel like doing. The charge was, however, an unwarranted one. It could be supported only if it could be shown that 
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