British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewing

2015.12.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Hurka, British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewing, Oxford University Press, 2014, 310pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.12.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Hurka, British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewing, Oxford University Press, 2014, 310pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780199233625. Reviewed by Jonathan Dancy, University of Texas at Austin/University of Reading This is a remarkable book. Thomas Hurka offers us an extraordinarily rich account of the views of a century of British moral philosophers: Sidgwick, Rashdall, McTaggart, Joseph, Prichard, Russell, Moore, Carritt, Ross, Laird, Broad and Ewing. He recounts the debates they had with each other, and the changes of mind to be found in their writings, in great detail. And this is not just description, a list of things said, gainsaid and unsaid; he also offers characteristically forceful assessments of who was right and which changes of view were for the better and which for the worse, and in general tells us which side to be on. There are chapters on every aspect of the territory: moral concepts,. . .

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