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Utilitarianism and its Method

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/10.1093/0198249314.003.0013
 Utilitarianism and its Method

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The attention given to utilitarian theory in the last decades by economists, political scientists, and philosophers has made much of Sidgwick’s account of the doctrine outmoded. This chapter focuses on how Sidgwick’s development of utilitarian theory shows the way he would complete a systematic morality. Sidgwick’s chapters provide interesting anticipations of may themes and techniques of more modern discussions.

Keywords: Sidgwick; utilitarianism; utilitarian theory; morality; moral philosophy

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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