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Sidgwick's ethics and Victorian moral philosophy /
by J. B. Schneewind.
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Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1977.
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xvi, 465 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0198245521 :
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imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1977.
isbn
0198245521 :
catalogue key
614088
 
Bibliography: p. [423]-456.
Includes index.
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Summaries
Long Description
Henry Sedgewick's The Methods of Ethics challenges comparison, as no other work in moral philosophy, with Aristotle's Ethics in the depth of its understanding of practical rationality, and in its architectural coherence it rivals the work of Kant. In this historical, rather than critical study, Professor Schneewind shows how Sidgewick's arguments and conclusions represent rational developments of the work of Sidgewick's predecessors, and brings out the nature and structure of the reasoning underlying his position.
Main Description
Henry Sidgwick's The Methods of Ethics challenges comparison, as no other work in moral philosophy, with Aristotle's Ethics in the depth of its understanding of practical rationality, and in its architectural coherence it rivals the work of Kant. In this historical, rather than critical study, Professor Schneewind shows how Sidgwick's arguments and conclusions represent rational developments of the work of Sidgwick's predecessors, and brings out the nature and structure of the reasoning underlying his position.
Main Description
Henry Sidgwick'sThe Methods of Ethicschallenges comparison, as no other work in moral philosophy, with Aristotle'sEthicsin the depth of its understanding of practical rationality, and in its architectural coherence it rivals the work of Kant. In this historical, rather than critical study, Professor Schneewind shows how Sidgwick's arguments and conclusions represent rational developments of the work of Sidgwick's predecessors, and brings out the nature and structure of the reasoning underlying his position.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Texts and Referencesp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Towards The Methods of Ethicsp. 11
The Development of Sidgwick's Thoughtp. 13
Intuitionism and Common Sensep. 63
The Cambridge Moralistsp. 89
The Early Utilitariansp. 122
The Reworking of Utilitarianismp. 152
The Methods of Ethicsp. 189
The Aims and Scope of the Methods of Ethicsp. 191
Reason and Actionp. 233
Acts and Agentsp. 237
The Examination of Common-Sense Moralityp. 260
The Self-Evident Axiomsp. 286
The Transition to Utilitarianismp. 310
Utilitarianism and Its Methodp. 329
The Dualism of the Practical Reasonp. 352
After the Methodsp. 381
Sidgwick and the Later Victoriansp. 383
Sidgwick and the History of Ethicsp. 412
Bibliographiesp. 423
Indexp. 457
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