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Introduction

Thomas Hurka

in Underivative Duty

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199577446
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725425 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577446.003.0001
Introduction

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This brief Introduction places the philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing in their historical context. Though active from the 1870s through the 1950s, they had their period of greatest influence between 1900 and 1939. That influence then faded in the face of new philosophical movements such as logical positivism and ordinary‐language philosophy, and for a period their works were largely ignored. Lately, however, there has been a revival of interest in them, partly because philosophy is returning to some of their views and partly because it is being recognized how many of the supposed discoveries of recent moral philosophy were anticipated in their work.

Keywords: Sidgwick; Ewing; philosophers; moral philosophy

Chapter.  2586 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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