Sidgwick's Utility and Whitehead's Virtue: Metaphysics and Morality

Sidgwick's Utility and Whitehead's Virtue: Metaphysics and Morality

by Kevin K. J. Durand

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Overview

Sidgwick's Utility and Whitehead's Virtue: Metaphysics and Morality by Kevin K. J. Durand

A.N. Whitehead and Henry Sidgwick are two of the most influential thinkers on matters of ethical theory and application in the 19th and 20th centuries. They are also two of the most overlooked. This book examines their contributions in the field of philosophy. Sidgwick and Whitehead both present fairly comprehensive examinations of ethical and quasi-ethical theories ranging from egoism to utilitarianism in many forms, to Kantian deontological views and theistic intuitionism of Samule Taylor Coleridge and the Cambridge Moralists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761823513
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 08/07/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kevin K. J. Durand is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Henderson State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Theorists Chapter 4 Henry Sidgwick and the Methods of Ethics Chapter 5 John Stuart Mill and the Utilitarian Enterprise Chapter 6 The Dualism of Practical Reason Chapter 7 The Cambridge Moralists Chapter 8 Sidgwick and the Cambridge Moralists Chapter 9 Alfred North Whitehead's Theory of Virtue Chapter 10 The Cardinal Virtues Chapter 11 Potential Problems Chapter 12 Conclusion Chapter 13 Index

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