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Utilitarianism of Sidgwick and Spencer

Archibald Gordon Sinclair

Utilitarianism of Sidgwick and Spencer

by Archibald Gordon Sinclair

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Published by Carl Winter"s University Bookstore in Heidelberg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mill, James, -- 1773-1836.,
  • Bentham, Jeremy, -- 1748-1832.,
  • Utilitarianism.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A.G. Sinclair.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination83, vi leaves.
    Number of Pages83
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19425709M

    The transition from unexamined, unsystematized, positive moral opinion towards a fully examined rational morality begins with a critique of common sense morality. The second step in the transition is to determine first moral principles of a kind common sense cannot provide. As part of this step, Sidgwick obtains basic axioms for a maximizing consequentialist ethical theory. Books; Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism; Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism Utilitas, 12, special symposium on Henry Sidgwick: – Weinstein, D.(). “The New Liberalism and the Rejection of Utilitarianism.” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Weinstein, D.(). “Herbert Spencer.” In Stanford Encyclopedia of.

    New Book: Sidgwick and Contemporary Utilitarianism. by Mariko Nakano-Okuno. This is one of the rare academic studies on what John Rawls, Peter Singer and Derek Parfit acknowledge as the finest book in ethics – The Methods of Ethics written by Henry a rather shocking conclusion that 'none of us can match Sidgwick', Mariko Nakano-Okuno elaborately and . Sidgwick, Henry, , Spencer, Herbert, , Utilitarianism Publisher Heidelberg, C. Winter Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of University of California Language German.

    This chapter is on Sidgwick’s hedonistic view of the good or well-being. His contrast between ‘imperative’ and ‘attractive’ conceptions of ethics is described and criticized. Sidgwick’s view of what is good for a person in terms of what she has reason to desire is outlined, and it is shown how this leaves him open to a ‘wrong kind of reasons’ objection. Various different views. The Methods of Ethics Henry Sidgwick mental: About half the occurrences of this are replacements for ‘psychical’; Sidgwick evidently treats the two words as synonymous. mutatis mutandis: A Latin phrase that is still in current use. It means ‘(mutatis) with .


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Utilitarianism of Sidgwick and Spencer by Archibald Gordon Sinclair Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sidgwick is best known for writing The Methods of Ethics, an overview of utilitarianism and its historical alternatives, and their relation to ordinary moral ing to John Rawls, Sidgwick’s Methods of Ethics “is the clearest and most accessible formulation of () ‘the classical utilitarian doctrine’”, 2 and, according to J.

Smart it is “the best book. "Henry Sidgwick's book, Methods of Ethics, was published ina year after the death of John Stuart Mill.

This book represents the deepest and most systematic effort to analyze the difficulties of Mill's philosophy and to surmount them to reach a satisfying philosophical version of classic utilitarianism.

John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a classic exposition and defence of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in (vol.

64, p., ); the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in Mill's aim in the book is to explain what utilitarianism is, to show why it is the Author: John Stuart Mill. The concluding of Book II of The Methods of Ethics (), entitled “Deductive Hedonism,” is a sustained though veiled criticism of Spencer.

For Sidgwick, Spencer’s utilitarianism was merely seemingly deductive even though it purported to be more scientific and rigorously rational than “empirical” utilitarianism. However, deductive.

Sidgwick’s discussion of “empirical hedonism” is a brilliant and detailed inquiry into whether one would be able to make decisions on the basis of a hedonistic account of value (Henry Sidgwick, The Methods of Ethics, book II, ch. III; see also Henry Sidgwick, “Utilitarianism”, now in Essays on Ethics and Method, edited by M.G.

Singer. Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek is a Polish utilitarian philosopher, working as an assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Lodz. She received her PhD at the same university. She is the author of several articles in Polish and English on Henry Sidgwick, utilitarianism, bioethics, and philosophy for children.4/5(1).

A rare academic study on what John Rawls, Peter Singer, and Derek Parfit acknowledge as the finest book in ethics -- The Methods of Ethics. With a rather shocking conclusion that "none of us can match Sidgwick," Mariko Nakano-Okuno lucidly analyzes Henry Sidgwick's impacts on contemporary ethics.

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. Sidgwick's first explicit statement of the utilitarian position, in an essay presented to the Metaphysical Society inprovides a lucid overview of the errors to be avoided and the terms to be clarified in any adequate account of the subject.

Utilitarianism is a family of normative ethical theories that promotes actions that maximize happiness and well-being for all affected individuals. Although different varieties of utilitarianism admit different characterizations, the basic idea behind all of them is to in some sense maximize utility, which is often defined in terms of well-being or related concepts.

Henry Sidgwick’s great work, The Methods of Ethics (), was an attempt to give Utilitarianism an Intuitional six papers he gave at the Metaphysical Society () on nearly the same subject throw a new light on his ideas and how he revised his work several times in the light of religious, scientific and political changes which were taking place at.

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Utilitarianism, in normative ethics, a tradition stemming from the late 18th- and 19th-century English philosophers and economists Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill according to which an action is right if it tends to promote happiness and wrong. Utilitarianism and Empire contains ten essays and an introduction by the editors.

There are two essays on Jeremy Bentham, five on John Stuart Mill, and one each on James Mill, Herbert Spencer and Henry Sidgwick. Henry Sidgwick (/ ˈ s ɪ dʒ w ɪ k /; 31 May – 28 August ) was an English utilitarian philosopher and economist.

He was the Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Cambridge from until his death, and is best known in philosophy for his utilitarian treatise The Methods of Ethics. He was one of the founders and first president of.

Template:Under Construction. This page contains a detailed summary of Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics (, 3rd edition). For the second book, see The Methods of Ethics (book 2), which is based on the 7th the content is expanded, the structure of this page might change—this page might become a brief description of the work with links to each of the four books.

First, it traces the origins and development of utilitarianism via the work of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick, and others. The volume then explores issues in the formulation of utilitarianism, including act versus rule utilitarianism, actual versus expected consequences, and objective versus subjective theories of well-being.

A utilitarian calculus is thus no longer necessarily linked to majoritarian aggregation procedures as it was with Bentham and Mill. Indeed, an authoritarian elite might perform and enforce the utilitarian calculations. Sidgwick and Edgeworth seem to have been surprisingly open to the possibility of some such utilitarian elite.

Henry Sidgwick's The Methods of Ethics is one of the most important books in the history of moral philosophy. But it has not hitherto received the kind of sustained scholarly attention its stature merits.

David Phillips aims in Sidgwickian Ethics to do something that has (surprisingly) not been done before: to interpret and evaluate the central argument of the. The Methods of Ethics Henry Sidgwick IV/1: Meaning of utilitarianism Book IV: Utilitarianism Chapter 1: The meaning of utilitarianism 1.

The term ‘utilitarianism’ is in common use these days, and is supposed to name a doctrine or method that we’re all familiar with. But it turns out to be applied to several. Utilitarian ideas go back in part to the works of philosophers in ancient China, including Mozi, 1 and ancient Greece, including Epicurus.

2 Utilitarianism was further developed, refined and promoted in the late 18th and early 19th century by the classical utilitarians, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill and Henry Sidgwick.

These articles summarize the lives and ideas of the major utilitarian.In this brief presentation of his version of utilitarianism, also known as universal hedonism, Sidgwick endeavours to eliminate the vagueness surrounding this view by distinguishing between the ethical theory utilitarianism and those theories within psychology that are sometimes classified under utilitarianism.

As Sidgwick maintains, it does not follow from the fact that. Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek is a Polish utilitarian philosopher, working as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Lodz. She is the author of several articles in Polish and English on Henry Sidgwick, utilitarianism, bioethics, and philosophy for children, and, with Peter Singer, has co-authored The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick Reviews: