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The morality of common sense: problems from Sidgwick

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Much modern moral philosophy has conceived of its interpretative and critical aims in relation to an entity it sometimes terms 'common-sense morality'. The term was influentially used in something like its canonical sense by Henry Sidgwick in his classic work The Methods of Ethics (1874). Sidgwick conceived of common-sense morality as a more-or-less determinate body of current moral opinion, and traced his ('doxastic') conception through Kant back to Aristotle's Nicomachean Et...

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University of Oxford
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Balliol College
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Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Nakul Krishna
Publication date:
2014
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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