signification of those terms . . . alone
Here one senses the imprint of Godwin's method of progressively
discriminating the necessary components of abstract ethical concepts.
Virtue, and to a less degree vice, are repeatedly used as markers for
social justice in the Enquiry concerning
Political Justice, whose extended title continues as "and Its
Influence on General Virtue and Happiness." Particular attention is paid
to these concepts in Book I, Chapter 3
("The Moral Characters of Men Originate in their Perceptions"), Book 4, Chapter 6 ("Inferences from the
Doctrine of Necessity"), Book 4, Chapter
8 ("Of the Principle of Virtue"), Book
4, Chapter 9 ("Of the Tendency of Virtue"), and Book 5, Chapter 2 ("Of Education").