On Sidgwick's Demise: A Reply to Professor Deigh

Utilitas 22 (1):70-77 (2010)
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Abstract

In ‘Sidgwick’s Epistemology’, John Deigh argues that Henry Sidgwick’s The Methods of Ethics ‘was not perceived during his lifetime as a major and lasting contribution to British moral philosophy’ and that interest in it declined considerably after Sidgwick’s death because the epistemology on which it relied ‘increasingly became suspect in analytic philosophy and eventually [it was] discarded as obsolete’. In this article I dispute these claims.

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The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century.W. J. Mander (ed.) - 2014 - New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Henry Sidgwick.Bartonn D. Schultz - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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