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Honesty, fidelity,  and  truthfulness  are virtues which are praised because of their immediate tendency  to promote the best interests of society. Their value is not, however, confined to their immediate  effects, for once these qualities have become an integral part of one's character, he will be known by  others as a person who is stable, trustworthy, and capable of meeting important responsibilities.  When these qualities are lacking, the person will be regarded as unstable and even contemptible. The need for a stable and honorable reputation is the reason for the merit which is accorded to the  virtue of  chastity.  This is (according to Hume) especially true so far as the status of women is  concerned. The highest regard which can be acquired by their sex is derived from their fidelity. When 
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  • Fall '11
  • Staff
  • best interests, important responsibilities, honorable reputation, dissolute behavior, immediate¬†tendency, physical¬†appetites

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