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In this concluding section of the Enquiry

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In this concluding section of the  Enquiry ,   Hume attempts a further justification of the theory of morals  which has been presented in the earlier sections of the book. He begins by calling attention to the  fact that what he has said concerning the origin and existence of moral sentiments appears to be so  obvious that it is strange indeed that anyone should have felt it necessary to elaborate any argument  in defense of it. It would seem that common sense alone would be sufficient to make it clear to any  fair-minded person that the principles of morality are all based on the approval of that which is  pleasant and useful either to ourselves or to others and the disapproval of that which is contrary to  these ends. In fact, we are told that this is sufficient for the great masses of ordinary folk, and had it 
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