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Logic and the Basis of Ethics$
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A. N. Prior

Print publication date: 1963

Print ISBN-13: 9780198241577

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.001.0001

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The Autonomy of Ethics: (3) Sidgwick and his Contemporaries

The Autonomy of Ethics: (3) Sidgwick and his Contemporaries

(p.36) IV The Autonomy of Ethics: (3) Sidgwick and his Contemporaries
Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Arthur N. Prior

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Henry Sidgwick, a moralist who commanded the attention of his fellows. The discussion also focuses on an updated the history of the perception that information about people’s obligations cannot be logically derived from premises where their obligations are not mentioned.

Keywords:   Henry Sidgwick, moralist, history, obligations

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