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The methods of ethics

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The paper begins with an account of the intellectual background to Henry Sidgwick's writing of his Methods of Ethics and an analysis of what Sidgwick meant by a 'method'. His broad distinction between three main ethical theories - egoism, consequentialism, and deontology - is elucidated and accepted. Sidgwick's different forms of intuitionism are explained, as are his criteria for testing the 'certainty' of a potentially self-evident belief. Section 3 discusses dogmatic intuitionism (common-s...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.13128/Phe_Mi-24971

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Publisher:
Firenze University Press
Journal:
Phenomenology and Mind More from this journal
Volume:
15
Pages:
48-58
Publication date:
2018-01-01
Acceptance date:
2017-10-19
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EISSN:
2239-4028
ISSN:
2280-7853
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pubs:996782
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uuid:08c56747-5cce-412b-982b-620fdf3882b0
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pubs:996782
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996782
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2019-10-26

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