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  1. A Utilitarian Reply to Dr. McCloskey.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1965 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 8 (1-4):264 – 291.
    A theory of punishment should tell us not only when punishment is permissible but also when it is a duty. It is not clear whether McCloskey's retributivism is supposed to do this. His arguments against utilitarianism consist largely in examples of punishments unacceptable to the common moral consciousness but supposedly approved of by the consistent utilitarian. We remain unpersuaded to abandon our utilitarianism. The examples are often fanciful in character, a point which (pace McCloskey) does rob them of much of (...)
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    The God of Metaphysics.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2006 - Clarendon Press.
    Can philosophy offer reasonable grounds for the existence of a God possessing genuine religious significance and not proposed simply as the solution to a purely intellectual philosophical problem? Timothy Sprigge offers a fascinating exploration of the metaphysical systems of a diverse range of philosophers, from Spinoza and Hegel to T. H. Green and Josiah Royce, testing objections to what might be called 'metaphysical religion' against the systems of these distinguished thinkers. In the process, Sprigge offers a compelling new defence of (...)
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    The Puzzle of Experience.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (178):125-127.
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    A Morally Deep World: An Essay on Moral Significance and Environmental Ethics.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1992 - Philosophical Quarterly 42 (168):378.
    Lawrence Johnson advocates a major change in our attitude toward the nonhuman world. He argues that nonhuman animals, and ecosystems themselves, are morally significant beings with interests and rights. The author considers recent work in environmental ethics in the introduction and then presents his case with the utmost precision and clarity. Written in an attractive, nontechnical style, the book will be of particular interest to philosophers, environmentalists and ecologists.
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  5. The Greatest Happiness Principle*: T. L. S. Sprigge.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1991 - Utilitas 3 (1):37-51.
    My purpose in what follows is not so much to defend the basic principle of utilitarianism as to indicate the form of it which seems most promising as a basic moral and political position. I shall take the principle of utility as offering a criterion for two different sorts of evaluation: first, the merits of acts of government, social policies, and social institutions, and secondly, the ultimate moral evaluation of the actions of individuals. I do not take it as implying (...)
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    Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2003 - Mind 112 (448):749-754.
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    Utilitarianism and Respect for Human Life.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1989 - Utilitas 1 (1):1.
    Bentham and Mill and probably most utilitarians have a good deal in common with Hobbes and Spinoza as moral thinkers. For they share a commitment to deriving ethics from the actual and normal motivitations of human beings as creatures of the natural world rather than, like Kant and many religious moralists, from some transcendent realm to the requirements of which natural man has a duty to submit without expecting any help therefrom in the satisfaction of his natural inclinations. In the (...)
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    Is the Esse of Intrinsic Value Percipi?: Pleasure, Pain and Value.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2000 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 47:119-140.
    If there is such a thing as a genuine property appropriately called "intrinsic value" this property must be such that recognition that something does, or would, possess it, has a necessary tendency to motivate towards sustaining that thing in existence or producing it (if possible). There is just one thing which possesses that property and that is the property of being pleasurable (properly conceived) which, therefore, is the same as intrinsic value. (The same, mutatis mutandis, applies to intrinsic disvalue and (...)
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    Non-Human Rights: An Idealist Perspective.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1984 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 27 (1-4):439 – 461.
    The question whether an entity has rights is identified with that as to whether an intrinsic value resides in it which imposes obligations to foster it on those who can appreciate this value. There should be no difficulty in granting that animals have rights in this sense, but what of other natural objects and artifacts? It seems that various inanimate things, such as fine buildings and forests, often possess such intrinsic value, yet since they can only be fully actual in (...)
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    The Presidential Address: The Unreality of Time.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1992 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 92:1 - 19.
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    Metaphysics, Physicalism, and Animal Rights.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1979 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 22 (1-4):101 – 143.
    As ethical attitudinists say, ethical statements cannot be strictly true or false, since they express wishes or attitudes, not beliefs. However, the wishes expressed by basic moral judgments about human rights are such that it is a necessary truth that those who know what human beings are have them, and those who do not acknowledge these rights show their lack of a living sense of human reality. The same goes for basic judgments about the rights of animals, and it is (...)
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    Has Speculative Metaphysics a Future?T. L. S. Sprigge - 1998 - The Monist 81 (4):513-533.
    The value of Leibniz’s thought to us today must lie primarily in his metaphysical system and the help it can give us in our own metaphysical puzzlings. Such not merely historical interest it can only have for those of us who still regard metaphysics as a viable enterprise. Thus some discussion of the past and future of the metaphysical enterprise may provide a useful background for the studies of Leibniz’s thought in the other contributions to this issue of The Monist. (...)
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    Utilitarianism and Idealism: A Rapprochement: T. L. S. Sprigge.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1985 - Philosophy 60:447.
    Utilitarian ethics and metaphysical idealism, especially of a Bradleyan sort, are not usually thought of as natural allies. Yet when one considers that it is a crucial part of utilitarian doctrine that the only genuine value is experienced value and almost the definition of idealism that for it the only genuine reality is experienced reality one should surely suspect that the two views have a certain affinity. The essential impulse behind utilitarianism is the sense that the only criterion of something (...)
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    Is the Esse of Intrinsic Value Percipi?: Pleasure, Pain and Value: T. L. S. Sprigge.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2000 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 47:119-140.
    In this paper I shall speak sympathetically of a hedonistic theory of intrinsic value which, ignoring any other such theories, I shall simply call the hedonistic theory of value. How far I am finally committed to it will partly appear at the end.
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    Are There Intrinsic Values in Nature?T. L. S. Sprigge - 1987 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 4 (1):21-28.
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    I—The Presidential Address: The Unreality of Time.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1992 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 92 (1):1-20.
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    Other Times: Philosophical Perspectives on Past, Present and Future.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1997 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 61 (2):485-488.
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    Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2001 - Mind 110 (439):746-749.
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    Of Mice, Models and Men: A Critical Evaluation of Animal Research. [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 1986 - Environmental Ethics 8 (1):83-87.
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  20. Is Pity the Basis of Ethics? : Nietzsche Versus Schopenhauer.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2001 - In William Sweet (ed.), The Bases of Ethics. Marquette University Press.
  21. Is Spinozism a Religion?T. L. S. Sprigge - 1995 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 11:137-164.
     
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    Some Recent Positions in Environmental Ethics Examined.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1991 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 34 (1):107 – 128.
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    A Morally Deep World: An Essay on Moral Significance and Environmental Ethics.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1992 - Philosophical Quarterly 42 (168):378-379.
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  24. Human Consciousness.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1):236-239.
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    Lord Crowther-Hunt.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1975 - Philosophy 50 (194):381-381.
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  26. Aune, B., "Metaphysics: The Elements". [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 1987 - Mind 96:108.
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    A History of Philosophy in America.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1977 - Teaching Philosophy 2 (3/4):389-390.
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    A History Of Philosophy In America 1720–2000. [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (2):348-350.
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    A. J. Ayer: An Appreciation: T. L. S. Sprigge.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1990 - Utilitas 2 (1):1-11.
    As the editor noted in the last number Freddie Ayer, or Professor Sir Alfred Ayer, played a considerable part in launching the vast enterprise of the Bentham edition. It is fitting, therefore, that something be said in Utilitas about his achievement as a philosopher and the extent to which he falls within the same broad empiricist and utilitarian tradition to which Bentham and J. S. Mill belonged.
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    Bentham.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1985 - Teaching Philosophy 8 (4):367-368.
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    Booknotes.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1975 - Philosophy 50:373.
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    8. Bosanquet and Religion.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2005 - In William Sweet (ed.), Bernard Bosanquet and the Legacy of British Idealism. University of Toronto Press. pp. 178-206.
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    Bradley and Christianity.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1995 - Bradley Studies 1 (1):69-85.
    This paper falls into two main parts. In the first I shall review some of the things Bradley said about Christianity as he conceived it. In the second I shall use this review to spell out more formally the logical relations between some main doctrines of Christianity and Bradley’s mature philosophy.
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    Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge. Phillip Ferreira.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2001 - Mind 110 (439):746-749.
  35. BRADLEY, FH-Collected Works Volumes 1-5.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2001 - Philosophical Books 42 (4):276-282.
     
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    Bradley’s Moral Psychology. [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 1992 - Idealistic Studies 22 (3):287-288.
    Professor MacNiven is “convinced that only an idealist approach to ethics, epistemology and metaphysics” can “ensure philosophical progress” today. It is to support this claim that he has writen what is mostly a sympathetic examination of Bradley’s Ethical Studies, though one which draws extensively on Bradley’s later works for its interpretation. It aims to demonstrate the continuing relevance of Bradley’s ethics and to meet various objections to its approach. In particular, it argues for the importance of moral philosophy of psychological (...)
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    Bird on Sprigge on Bird: A Reply.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1996 - Bradley Studies 2 (2):117-130.
    Graham Bird’s ‘A Comment on Timothy Sprigge’s Account of William James’, in the last issue of Bradley Studies might have better been called ‘A Comment on Timothy Sprigge’s Account of Graham Bird on William James’ True, that would identify its topic as a somewhat limited one as, if the index is correct, there are just nine sentences on this topic in my book James and Bradley: American Truth and British Reality. But it appears to be the matter which has mainly (...)
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 1989 - British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (1):108-110.
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  39. Baruch Spinoza.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1995 - In Ted Honderich (ed.), The Philosophers: Introducing Great Western Thinkers. Oxford Univeristy Press. pp. 67--74.
     
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  40. "Contemporary Aspects of Philosophy." Edited by Gilbert Ryle. [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 1978 - Mind 87:612.
     
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    Consciousness and the Mind of God.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1997 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (1):241-243.
  42. "Creativity and the Philosophy of C. S. Peirce": Douglas R. Anderson. [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 1989 - British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (1):88.
     
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    Created From Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1992 - Philosophical Books 33 (4):248-249.
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  44. Creativity in American Philosophy, by Charles Hartshorne.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1987 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 18 (2):207-209.
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  45. CHATTERJEE, MARGARET "Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Series Two". [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 1975 - Philosophy 50:370.
     
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    Dewey (Arguments of the Philosophers).T. L. S. Sprigge - 1992 - Philosophical Books 31 (4):207-210.
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    Dreyfus and Spinosa on Things-in-Themselves.T. L. S. Sprigge - 1999 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 42 (1):115 – 124.
    It is questioned whether Dreyfus and Spinosa's essay faces the real issue of things-inthemselves. The importance of distinguishing three interconnected problems deserving to come under Dreyfus and Spinosa's title, 'Coping with Things-in-themselves', is stressed. These are (1) What is the real nature of the world in the midst of which we, whatever we really are, exist?; (2) Can the properties of things (or even of types of things) be distinguished into two types, those which belong to them necessarily (with a (...)
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    Darwinian Dominion: Animal Welfare and Human Interests: Lewis Petrinovich, Cambridge, Mass, London, England, MIT Press, 1999, Ix + 431 Pages, Pound31.50 (Hc). [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 2000 - Journal of Medical Ethics 26 (5):412-412.
  49. DONAGAN: "Spinoza". [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 1989 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 5:398.
     
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    Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement. [REVIEW]T. L. S. Sprigge - 1999 - Philosophy 74 (4):606-618.
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