To be sure, certain eminent moralists have inclined to maintain that men are in substantial agreement in regard
to their moral judgments. Joseph Butler, writing in the first half of the eighteenth century, came to the
conclusion that, however men may dispute about particulars, there is an universally acknowledged standard of
virtue, professed in public in all ages and all countries, made a show of by all men, enforced by the primary
and fundamental laws of all civil constitutions: namely, justice, veracity, and regard to common good.
[Footnote: _Dissertation on the Nature of Virtue.