Sidgwick and Contemporary Utilitarianism

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

byMariko Nakano-Okuno

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A rare academic study on what John Rawls, Peter Singer, and Derek Parfit acknowledge as the finest book in ethics -- The Methods of Ethics. With a rather shocking conclusion that "none of us can match Sidgwick," Mariko Nakano-Okuno lucidly analyzes Henry Sidgwick's impacts on contemporary ethics.

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A rare academic study on what John Rawls, Peter Singer, and Derek Parfit acknowledge as the finest book in ethics -- The Methods of Ethics. With a rather shocking conclusion that "none of us can match Sidgwick," Mariko Nakano-Okuno lucidly analyzes Henry Sidgwick's impacts on contemporary ethics.

MARIKO NAKANO-OKUNO is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, and an award-winning philosopher/author in Japan. Her work includes "Sidgwick and Kant: On the So-called 'Discrepancies' between Utilitarian and Kantian Ethics," in Henry Sidgwick: Happiness and Religion, edited by Bucolo, Crisp & Schultz (2007).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10.23 × 5.7 × 0.89 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023032178X

ISBN - 13:9780230321786

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: SIDGWICK'S THEORY OF ETHICS
The Scope of Ethics
An Overview of The Methods of Ethics
Three Methods, Intuition, and Common Sense
Meta-Ethical Analyses
Testing the Significance of Apparent Truths
The Three Fundamental Principles
Philosophical Foundations of Utilitarianism
PART II: A RE-EXAMINATION OF CONTEMPORARY UTILITARIANISM
An Approach Not Appealing to Moral Intuition
A Reappraisal of Hedonism
Interpersonal Comparison and Maximization
Reconciling the Dualism of the Practical Reason
Concluding Chapter
Notes
Bibliography
Index