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British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewing

Thomas Hurka

Abstract

The subject of this book is a unified and distinctive school of British ethical theorists active from the 1870s through the 1950s, though its period of greatest influence was the 1920s and 1930s; its leading members were Henry Sidgwick, Hastings Rashdall, J.M.E. McTaggart, H.A. Prichard, G.E. Moore, E.F. Carritt, W.D. Ross, C.D. Broad, C.D. Broad, and A.C. Ewing. Despite differing on many topics, they shared a non-naturalist metaethics, on which moral judgements can be objectively true, have a sui generis subject matter, and are known by intuition; the belief that the basic moral truths are un ... More

Keywords: Henry Sidgwick, Hastings Rashdall, J.M.E. McTaggart, H.A. Prichard, G.E. Moore, E.F. Carritt, W.D Ross, C.D. Broad, A.C. Ewing, ethics, moral philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199233625
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233625.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Hurka, author
University of Toronto