Essays on Henry Sidgwick

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Considers the full range of Sidgwick's work in ethics and other areas.


Foreword J. B. Schneewind; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: Henry Sidgwick today Bart Schultz; Part I. Common-Sense Morality, Deontology, Utilitarianism: 1. Sidgwick and nineteenth-century British ethical thought Marcus G. Singer; 2. Sidgwick and the Cambridge moralists J. B. Schneewind; 3. Sidgwick and Whewellian intuitionism: some enigmas Alan Donagan; 4. Common sense at the foundations Russell Hardin; Part II. Egoism, Dualism, Identity: 5. Sidgwick's pessimism J. L. Mackie; 6. Sidgwick and the history of ethical dualism William K. Frankena; 7. Sidgwick and the rationale for rational egoism David O. Brink; 8. Sidgwick on ethical judgment John Deigh; Part III. Hedonism, Good, Perfection: 9. Sidgwick on desire, pleasure, and the good Thomas Christiano; 10. Eminent Victorians and Greek ethics: Sidgwick, Green, and Aristotle T. H. Irwin; 11. The attractive and the imperative: Sidgwick's view of Greek ethics Nicholas P. White; Part IV. History, Politics, Pragmatism: 12. The ordinary experience of civilized life: Sidgwick's politics and the method of reflective analysis Stefan Collini; 13. Rethinking tradition: Sidgwick and the philosophy of the via media James T. Kloppenberg; Index.


"As a whole they make a fine portrait in the round, showing Sidgwick in his cultural and spiritual attitudes, as a Cambridge academic and as a 'moral scientist'." Times Literary Supplement "A stimulating collection of 13 papers, mostly by eminent American moral philosophers, which touch on virtually every important aspect of Sidgwick's ethics and political thought...All are well written and of high quality." Choice "This splendid collection boasts an impressive list of contributors and ably serves to redress the insufficient attention paid to this giant of nineteenth-century British moral philosophy." Journal of Religion "...nearly all of the essays will be interesting and accessible to the non-philosopher whose interests may not be confined to Sidgwick's ethical thought...The editor hopes that this collection will not only 'press forward with serious work on Sidgwick's ethical theory' but also 'extend the scope of Sidgwick studies to get a better sense of his thought as a whole.' For the most part, this volume is successful in both aims." Michele M. Moody-Adams, Victorian Studies
EAN: 9780521893046
ISBN: 0521893046
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 440 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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