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In view of these considerations

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In view of these considerations, it must be recognized that the social virtues are in every way due to  their utility, and while self-interest is always involved to some extent, it requires something more than  that to account for the way in which people normally behave toward one another. On this point,  Hume says, "Thus, in whatever light we take this subject, the merit ascribed to the social virtues  appears still uniform and arises chiefly from that regard which the natural sentiment of benevolence  engages us to pay to the interests of mankind and society." Having explained the origin of moral virtues in terms of usefulness, Hume now proceeds to tell us  why it is that human beings always do  approve of usefulness  and  disapprove of that which is  contrary to it. 
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