The Methods of Ethics

The Methods of Ethics

by Henry Sidgwick

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ISBN-13: 9780530488653
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Publication date: 03/07/2019
Pages: 554
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Henry Sidgwick (May 31, 1838 - August 28,1900) was a professor, philosopher, writer and advocate for women’s education. An analytical Utilitarian in his politics, as a philosopher he examined the principles of “ethical hedonism,” human behavior and free will. He developed a reputation as an excellent teacher who treated students as equals and was also a member of the Metaphysical Society.

Table of Contents

Preface; Book I: 1. Introduction; 2. Morality and law; 3. Moral reason; 4. Pleasure and desire; 5. Free will; 6. The methods of ethics; 7. Egoism and self-love; 8. Intuitionism; 9. Good; Book II. Egoism: 1. The principle and method of egoism; 2. Empirical hedonism; 3. Empirical hedonism (continued); 4. Hedonism and common sense; 5. Happiness and duty; 6. Other forms of the egoistic method; Book III. Intuitionism: 1. Intuitionism; 2. Virtue and duty; 3. The intellectual virtues; 4. Benevolence; 5. Justice; 6. Law and contract; 7. Classification of duties. Truth; 8. Other social duties and virtues; 9. Selfregarding virtues; 10. Courage, humility, &c.; 11. Review of the morality of common sense; 12. Motives or springs of action as subjects of moral judgment; 13. Philosophical intuitionism; 14. The summum bonum; Book IV. Utilitarianism: 1. The meaning of utilitarianism; 2. The proof of utilitarianism; 3. The proof of utilitarianism (continued); 4. The method of utilitarianism; 5. The method of utilitarianism (continued); 6. The sanctions of utilitarianism; Supplement to the first edition of The Methods of Ethics, containing all the important additions and alterations in the second edition, 1877.

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