British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewing

ISBN : 9780198801528

Thomas Hurka
336 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jan 2018
Send mail

This is the first full historical study of a key strand in the development of modern moral philosophy. The subject is a school of British ethical theorists from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, including Sidgwick and Moore. Hurka shows what these philosophers thought, how they influenced each other, and how their ideas changed through time.


Preface; Introduction; 1 Minimal Concepts; 2 'Ought' and 'Good'; 3 Kinds of Goodness and Duty; 4 Non-Naturalism; 5 Intuitionism; 6 Moral Truths: Underivative and Derived; 7 Consequentialism vs. Deontology; 8 Act-Consequentialism, Pluralist Deontology; 9 Non-Moral Goods; 10 Moral Goods; 11 Your Good, Distribution, Punishment; 12 Historians of Ethics; Bibliographical Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index

About the author: 

Thomas Hurka is Chancellor Henry N.R. Jackman Distinguished Professor of Philosophical Studies at the University of Toronto and taught previously at the University of Calgary. He is the author of several books primarily in the theory of value--Perfectionism (OUP, 1993), Virtue, Vice, and Value (OUP, 2001), and The Best Things in Life (OUP, 2011)--and is the author of Underivative Duty: British Moral Philosophers from Sidgwick to Ewing (OUP, 2011), as well as numerous articles in moral and political philosophy. For a time he was a weekly ethics columnist for the Globe and Mail newspaper.

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.