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Henry Sidgwick and Beyond

Bart Schultz

in The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Henry Sidgwick's utilitarianism. It first considers Sidgwick's agnosticism before discussing his views on subjects ranging from hedonism and colonialism to poverty, common-sense ... More


Philosophy and internationalist ethics

Casper Sylvest

in British Liberal Internationalism, 1880-1930: Making Progress?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079092
eISBN:
9781781703151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079092.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the internationalist ideology that emerged from the political and social thought of Herbert Spencer and Henry Sidgwick. A discussion of the role of philosophical idealists, ... More


The Development of Sidgwick's Thought

J. B. Schneewind

in Sidgwick's Ethics and Victorian Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249313
eISBN:
9780191598357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198249314.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents an overview of Henry Sidgwick’s life and the factors that influenced his writing of The Methods of Ethics. Sidgwick’s mature views on religion, morality, and philosophic methods ... More


Moral Heroes

Krister Dylan Knapp

in William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631240
eISBN:
9781469631264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter two recounts how James came to psychical research in the early 1880s through a series of friendships and professional relationships he formed with members of the British intellectual ... More


Liberalism and Analytical Political Philosophy

David Weinstein

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter builds on Michael Freeden’s reservations about what he refers to as ‘American philosophical liberalism’. It argues that the analytical preoccupations of this practice of philosophizing ... More


Sidgwick's Ethics and Victorian Moral Philosophy

J. B. Schneewind

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249313
eISBN:
9780191598357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198249314.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents an analysis of Henry Sidgwick’s Methods of Ethics. It is divided into three parts. The first begins with a study of the development of Sidgwick’s thought up to the time when the ... More


International Society in Victorian Political Thought: T. H. Green, Herbert Spencer, and Henry Sidgwick

Duncan Bell

in Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691138787
eISBN:
9781400881024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138787.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the overlapping ideas about international society to be found in the political thought of three leading late Victorian liberal thinkers: T. H. Green (1836–82), Herbert Spencer ... More


A Room of Her Own: Newnham College 1874–1879

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the Cambridge of 1874, the beginnings of university education for women, the obstacles and conflicts faced by the pioneers, notably Henry Sidgwick and John Stuart Mill. It ... More


“The Great Milepost and Turning Point”

Joan C. Tonn

in Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300096217
eISBN:
9780300128024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300096217.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

In the summer of 1890, Anna Boynton Thompson made one of her regular summer pilgrimages abroad to study and took Mary P. Follett along. When Thompson returned to America at the end of the summer, ... More


The Nature of Ethics

Roger Crisp

in The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716358
eISBN:
9780191785047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716358.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter covers some of the major background issues in Sidgwick’s Methods of Ethics. Sidgwick’s own philosophical development is described, in the light of his own description of it in his ... More


The Virtues

Roger Crisp

in The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716358
eISBN:
9780191785047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716358.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter covers Sidgwick’s long discussion of the individual virtues that he saw as most central in common-sense morality. He is charged with distorting wisdom into a form of self-control, and ... More


The Autonomy of Ethics: (3) Sidgwick and his Contemporaries

Arthur N. Prior

in Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241577
eISBN:
9780191680380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Henry Sidgwick, a moralist who commanded the attention of his fellows. The discussion also focuses on an updated the history of the perception that information about people’s ... More


Hedonism and the Ultimate Good

Roger Crisp

in The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716358
eISBN:
9780191785047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716358.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is on Sidgwick’s hedonistic view of the good or well-being. His contrast between ‘imperative’ and ‘attractive’ conceptions of ethics is described and criticized. Sidgwick’s view of what ... More


Intuitionism

Roger Crisp

in The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716358
eISBN:
9780191785047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716358.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter concerns Sidgwick’s moral epistemology. His notion of intuitions as self-evident beliefs is explained, and his three ‘phases’ of intuitionism (perceptional, dogmatic, and philosophical) ... More


Egoism, Utilitarianism, and the Dualism of Practical Reason

Roger Crisp

in The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716358
eISBN:
9780191785047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716358.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines Sidgwick’s views on egoism, utilitarianism, and the conflict between the two that he called ‘the dualism of practical reason’. Sidgwick’s view that egoism is based on the ... More


Free Will

Roger Crisp

in The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716358
eISBN:
9780191785047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716358.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter elucidates Sidgwick’s argument that the issue of free will is of little significance for ethical theory. His conceptions of disinterested and rational action are explained, and it is ... More


Introduction

TERENCE IRWIN

in The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242673
eISBN:
9780191680519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242673.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a selective historical and critical study of moral philosophy in the Socratic tradition, with special attention to Aristotelian naturalism. ... More


The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Roger Crisp

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716358
eISBN:
9780191785047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716358.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is a comprehensive and critical interpretation of Henry Sidgwick’s masterpiece The Methods of Ethics, first published in 1874. It shows how Sidgwick thought that the common-sense morality ... More


Utilitarian Accounts: State of Mind or State of the World?

James Griffin

in Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248439
eISBN:
9780191597558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248431.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter, the first of two on utilitarian accounts of well‐being, discusses mental‐state accounts, actual‐desire accounts, and informed‐desire accounts. It also discusses our attractive ... More


THE DESIRE RELATIVITY OF VALUE

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter supplies a subjectivist definition of intrinsic value in terms of what satisfies intrinsic desires in a specified sense, and of derivative value by reference to intrinsic value. Other ... More


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