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Sidgwick's Ethics and Victorian Moral Philosophy
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Sidgwick's Ethics and Victorian Moral Philosophy

J. B. Schneewind


This book presents an analysis of Henry Sidgwick’s Methods of Ethics. It is divided into three parts. The first begins with a study of the development of Sidgwick’s thought up to the time when the main positions of the Methods were formulated, including a review of British moral philosophy in the 19th century. It then discusses why Sidgwick made his philosophy a synthesis of the work of his predecessors. The second part involves a commentary on the main topics of Methods, emphasizing the underlying argument connecting the different parts of the book. The third part examines Sidgwick’s critique ... More

Keywords: Henry Sidgwick, moral philosophy, Methods of Ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1986 Print ISBN-13: 9780198249313
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198249314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. B. Schneewind, author