The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

2016.10.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roger Crisp, The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2015, 256pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.10.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roger Crisp, The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2015, 256pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198716358. Anth Reviewed by ny Skelton, University of Western Ontario A flurry of attention is currently being paid to Henry Sidgwick. There have been more monographs devoted exclusively to him published in the last dozen years than in the whole of the last century. The most notable of this recent work is David Phillips's Sidgwickian Ethics (Oxford 2011) and Mariko Nakano-Okuno's Sidgwick and Contemporary Utilitarianism (Palgrave Macmillan 2011). Together with recent treatments of Sidgwick by Terence Irwin and Thomas Hurka, these works usher in a new, more sophisticated stage in the study of Sidgwick and the period in which he worked.[1] The lion's share of this work is devoted to Sidgwick's most fertile philosophical achievement, The Methods of Ethics,[2] the "great, drab. . .

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