Richard Hildreth Articles See More Richard Hildreth Jan 1st, 1844 Utilitarians are Almost Right Hildreth rejects the utilitarian standard of value–happiness–and concludes his book by connecting benevolence and virtue. Richard Hildreth Jan 1st, 1844 Are Property Rights the Result of Natural Law or Social Convention? Hildreth examines the origins of private property and presents his Jacksonian audience with a critique of slavery: it is simply repugnant to a free people. Richard Hildreth Jan 1st, 1844 Mysticism, Happiness, or Virtue? Hildreth continues his critique of mystical, egoist, and utilitarian ethics, maintaining that none established a firm and reliable standard of ethics. Richard Hildreth Jan 1st, 1844 Individuals and Their Actions Hildreth introduces the wide variety of competing ethical theories available to nineteenth century thinkers and begins exploring his own “forensic” theory. Richard Hildreth Jan 1st, 1844 A Feminist Society is a More Virtuous Society Hildreth attacks the set of social and behavioral double‐standards set for men and women, concluding that more just societies respect women’s rights more fully.