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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


Introduction

David Phillips

in Sidgwickian Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778911
eISBN:
9780199919093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778911.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

My aim in this book is to interpret and evaluate the central argument of The Methods of Ethics, in a way that brings out the important conceptual and historical connections between Sidgwick's views ... More


Acts and Agents

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:
10.1093/0198249314.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

James Martineau’s views strongly influenced the making of Sidgwick’s The Methods of Ethics. An account of Martineau’s position can provide a better understanding on Sidgwick’s controversy with his ... 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


The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics

Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199603695
eISBN:
9780191781834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603695.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In The Methods of Ethics, the great nineteenth-century utilitarian Henry Sidgwick held that it is a self-evident moral truth that the good of one individual is of no more importance, ‘from the point ... More


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