Henry Sidgwick

[Revised entry by Barton Schultz on May 8, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Henry Sidgwick was one of the most influential ethical philosophers of the Victorian era, and his work
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[Revised entry by Barton Schultz on May 8, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Henry Sidgwick was one of the most influential ethical philosophers of the Victorian era, and his work continues to exert a powerful influence on Anglo-American ethical and political theory. His masterpiece, The Methods of Ethics (1907), was first published in 1874 and in many ways marked the culmination of the classical utilitarian tradition - the tradition of Jeremy Bentham and James and John Stuart Mill - with its emphasis on "the greatest happiness...

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