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Methods of Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0915145286

ISBN-13: 9780915145287

Edition: 7th (Reprint)

Authors: Henry Sidgwick, John Rawls

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The Methods Of Ethics (Seventh Edition)by Henry Sidgwick. Foreword by John Rawls
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 7th
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Born at Skipton, Yorkshire, Henry Sidgwick studied at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he was appointed a fellow in 1859. In 1869 he resigned his fellowship when growing religious doubts led him to decide that he could no longer subscribe to the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Anglican church (as fellows were required to do). He was subsequently reappointed when the religious requirements were abolished, becoming professor of moral philosophy in 1883 and continuing to teach at Trinity College until his death. Sidgwick was active in many fields: education, classics, literature, political theory, and history as well as philosophy. He was interested in the cause of women's education…    

John Rawls, professor of philosophy at Harvard University, had published a number of articles on the concept of justice as fairness before the appearance of his magnum opus, A Theory of Justice (1971). While the articles had won for Rawls considerable prestige, the reception of his book thrust him into the front ranks of contemporary moral philosophy. Presenting a Kantian alternative to conventional utilitarianism and intuitionism, Rawls offers a theory of justice that is contractual and that rests on principles that he alleges would be accepted by free, rational persons in a state of nature, that is, of equality. The chorus of praise was loud and clear. Stuart Hampshire acclaimed the book…