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The Cambridge Moralists

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/10.1093/0198249314.003.0004
 The Cambridge Moralists

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The views of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who was neither a teacher at Cambridge nor primarily a philosopher, influenced the thought of the university’s moral philosophers. Coleridge’s thoughts were first represented strongly at Cambridge by Julius Hare, a classical scholar who taught as a Fellow of Trinity from 1822 to 1832. Hare was a close friend of Whewell, and a teacher of F.D. Maurice, the most important exponent of Coleridgean religious thinking in Victorian Britain. Whewell was followed as Knight-bridge Professor by John Grote, who in turn was succeeded by Maurice. All these men were known by Sidgwick.

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge; moral philosophy; Cambridge; intuitionism; utilitarianism

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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