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

Arthur N. Prior

in Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Published in print March 1963 | ISBN: 9780198241577
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680380 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.003.0004
The Autonomy of Ethics: (3) Sidgwick and his Contemporaries

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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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Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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