"Joseph Butler" was an English (people)/English bishop, Christian theology/theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the England/English county of Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). He is known, among other things, for his critique of Thomas Hobbes's Ethical egoism/egoism and John Locke's theory of personal identity. During his life and after his death, Butler influenced many philosophers, including David Hume, Thomas Reid, and Adam Smith.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous clergy! More Joseph Butler on Wikipedia.