The Methods of Ethics, 7th Edition (Hackett Classics)

The Methods of Ethics, 7th Edition (Hackett Classics)

Henry Sidgwick

This Hackett variation, first released in 1981, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the 7th (1907) variation as released through Macmillan and corporate, Limited.

From the ahead through John Rawls:

In the utilitarian culture Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900) has a big position. His basic paintings, The tools of Ethics (first version 1874, 7th and final version 1907, right here reprinted), is the clearest and such a lot available formula of what we might name 'the classical utilitarian doctorine.' This classical doctrine holds that the last word ethical finish of social and person motion is the best web sum of the happiness of all sentient beings. Happinesss is certain (as confident or detrimental) via the internet stability of delight over soreness, or, as Sidgwick most well-liked to claim, because the internet stability of agreeable over unpleasant awareness. . . .

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