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The Development of Sidgwick's Thought

J. B. Schneewind

in Sidgwick's Ethics and Victorian Moral Philosophy

Published in print November 1986 | ISBN: 9780198249313
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598357 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198249314.003.0002
 The Development of Sidgwick's Thought

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This chapter presents an overview of Henry Sidgwick’s life and the factors that influenced his writing of The Methods of Ethics. Sidgwick’s mature views on religion, morality, and philosophic methods were formed even before he wrote the book. The details of his development are of interest in their own right.

Keywords: Henry Sidgwick; moral philosophy; ethics; religion

Chapter.  20407 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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