The Methods of Ethics (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Methods of Ethics (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Henry Sidgwick

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Overview

This renowned treatise on ethics was highly influential in ethical theory in Sidgwick’s time. After discussing the history of ethics in full, he goes on to outline his theory—that there are three methods of ethics: egoistic hedonism (what will ultimately be best for one), intuitionism (what an immediate sense morality tells one to do), and utilitarianism (what will be best for everyone). Sidgwick determines how these thoughts work together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411446014
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 572
File size: 621 KB

About the Author

Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900) was one of the most influential ethicists and philosophers of the Victorian era. A founder of the Society for Psychical Research, Sidgwick also supported the education of women. His work profoundly influenced ethical and political theory of his time.

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