Item description for Henry Sidgwick (Proceedings of the British Academy) by Ross Harrison & British Academy...
These essays constitute an addition to the engagement with the ethical thought of a prominent late Victorian philosopher and reformer that is current at the beginning of the 21st century. Henry Sidgwick wrote the first professional work of modern moral philosophy, yet one century after his death his thought remains relevant to the present revival of interest in the question of how we should live. How does moral philosophy fit in with the more general use of practical reason? This is still a puzzling and deeply contested problem. Also - which actions are appropriate for an intellectual? That is, how should the moral thought of the professional few in the universities be related to the thought and action of the many in the world outside? Sidgwick's solutions to these questions are discussed and criticized by a distinguished group of scholars, providing new insights into these recurring issues of moral philosophy.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Apr 4, 2002
Publisher British Academy
ISBN 019726249X ISBN13 9780197262498
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More About Ross Harrison & British Academy
Ross Harrison has been writing since childhood without thought of publication. When the idea was planted by his grandmother to do so, it grew rapidly, and after a bumpy ten years or so, here sits the fruit.
Ross Harrison was born in 1953 and has an academic affiliation as follows - King's College, Cambridge University of Cambridge King's College, Camb.