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Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing

Thomas Hurka


The chapters in this volume discuss a group of British moral philosophers active between the 1870s and 1950s and including Henry Sidgwick, Hastings Rashdall, J. M. E. McTaggart, G. E. Moore, H. A. Prichard, E. F. Carritt, W. D. Ross, C. D. Broad, and A. C. Ewing. After an opening chapter explaining how these philosophers form a unified group in the history of ethics, they address specific topics arising in their work: Sidgwick on the nature of pleasure, Rashdall's defence of ideal consequentialism, McTaggart on the value of love, Prichard on consequentialism, Prichard and Carritt as critics of ... More

Keywords: ethics, Sidgwick, Rashdall, McTaggart, Moore, Prichard, Carritt, Ross, Broad, Ewing, moral philosophers

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199577446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577446.001.0001


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Thomas Hurka, editor
University of Toronto
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