Revue d'Etudes Benthamiennes (forthcoming)
|Abstract||David Phillips’s Sidgwickian Ethics is a penetrating contribution to the scholarly and philosophical understanding of Henry Sidgwick’s The Methods of Ethics. This note focuses on Phillips’s understanding of (aspects of) Sidgwick’s argument for utilitarianism and the moral epistemology to which he subscribes. In § I, I briefly outline the basic features of the argument that Sidgwick provides for utilitarianism, noting some disagreements with Phillips along the way. In § II, I raise some objections to Phillips’s account of the epistemology underlying the argument. In § III, I reply to the claim that there is a puzzle at the heart of Sidgwick’s epistemology. In § IV, I respond to Phillips’s claim that Sidgwick is unfair in his argument against the (deontological) morality of common sense.|
|Keywords||Henry Sidgwick Moral Epistemology Normative Ethics David Phillips|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
David Phillips (2011). Sidgwickian Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Anthony Skelton (2010). Henry Sidgwick's Moral Epistemology. Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (4):491-519.
Anthony Skelton (2010). On Sidgwick's Demise. Utilitas 22 (1):70-77.
Anthony Skelton (2007). Schultz's Sidgwick. Utilitas 19 (1):91-103.
Anthony Skelton (2011). Utilitarian Practical Ethics: Sidgwick and Singer. In Placido Bucolo, Roger Crisp & Bart Schultz (eds.), Henry Sidgwick: Ethics, Psychics, and Politics. Catania: University of Catania Press.
Anthony Skelton (2006). Henry Sidgwick's Practical Ethics: A Defense. Utilitas 18 (3):199-217.
Henry Sidgwick (2000). Essays on Ethics and Method. Oxford University Press.
Hallvard Lillehammer (2010). Methods of Ethics and the Descent of Man: Darwin and Sidgwick on Ethics and Evolution. Biology and Philosophy 25 (3):361-378.
Francesco Orsi (2012). Sidgwick and the Morality of Purity. Revue d'Etudes Benthamiennes 10 (10).
Anthony Skelton (2008). Sidgwick's Philosophical Intuitions. Etica and Politica / Ethics & Politics 10 (2):185-209.
Bart Schultz (ed.) (1992). Essays on Henry Sidgwick. Cambridge University Press.
Bart Schultz (2004). The Methods of J. B. Schneewind. Utilitas 16 (2):146-167.
Anthony Skelton (2002). Henry Sidgwick, 1838-1900. In J. Mander & A. P. F. Sell (eds.), The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers. Thoemmes Press.
Henry Sidgwick (1898/1998). Practical Ethics: A Collection of Addresses and Essays. Oxford University Press.
John Deigh (2004). Sidgwick's Conception of Ethics. Utilitas 16 (2):168-183.
Added to index2012-07-23
Total downloads56 ( #21,337 of 722,917 )
Recent downloads (6 months)20 ( #6,502 of 722,917 )
How can I increase my downloads?