Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing

Hardcover | March 3, 2011

EditorThomas Hurka

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These ten new essays by leading contemporary philosophers constitute the first collective study of a group of British moral philosophers active between the 1870s and 1950s, including Henry Sidgwick, Hastings Rashdall, G.E. Moore, H.A. Prichard, W.D. Ross, and A.C. Ewing. The essays helprecover the history of this neglected period: they treat it as a unity, draw out the connections between the thinkers, engage philosophically with their ideas, and in so doing show how much they can contribute to present-day philosophical debates

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These ten new essays by leading contemporary philosophers constitute the first collective study of a group of British moral philosophers active between the 1870s and 1950s, including Henry Sidgwick, Hastings Rashdall, G.E. Moore, H.A. Prichard, W.D. Ross, and A.C. Ewing. The essays helprecover the history of this neglected period: they...

Thomas Hurka is Jackman Distinguished Chair in Philosophical Studies at the University of Toronto.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Thomas Hurka: Introduction1. Thomas Hurka: Common Themes from Sidgwick to Ewing2. Roger Crisp: Pleasure and Hedonism in Sidgwick3. Anthony Skelton: Ideal Utilitarianism: Rashdall and Moore4. Dennis McKerlie: McTaggart on Love5. Jonathan Dancy: Has Anyone Ever Been a Non-Intuitionist?6. T.H. Irwin: Mistakes about Good: Prichard, Carritt, and Aristotle7. Robert Shaver: The Birth of Deontology8. Philip Stratton-Lake: Eliminativism about Derivative Prima Facie Duties9. Michael J. Zimmerman: Ross on Retributivism10. Jonas Olson and Mark Timmons: A.C. Ewing's First and Second Thoughts about MetaethicsBibliographyIndex