In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"The work of the Bishop Butler Historical Society is, informally, “to spread the word by and about Bishop Butler.” The Society takes Bishop Butler’s work to be a paradigm of philosophy. None of his works were written for purely academic reasons. All his publications derived either from the discharge of his duties as a priest in the Church of England or from an attempt to advance himself in that career. Thus, by the pragmatist standard, they made a difference in the world."
"Who Reads Bishop Butler?,"
Verbum: Vol. 2
, Article 11.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol2/iss2/11