Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics (Hardback)
  • The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics (Hardback)
zoom

The Cosmos of Duty: Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics (Hardback)

(author)
£44.49
Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 04/06/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Roger Crisp presents a comprehensive study of Henry Sidgwick's The Methods of Ethics, a landmark work first published in 1874. Crisp argues that Sidgwick is largely right about many central issues in moral philosophy: the metaphysics and epistemology of ethics, consequentialism, hedonism about well-being, and the weight to be given to self-interest. He holds that Sidgwick's long discussion of 'common-sense' morality is probably the best discussion of deontology we have. And yet The Methods of Ethics can be hard to understand, and this is perhaps one reason why, though it is a philosophical goldmine, few have ventured deeply into it. What does Sidgwick mean by a 'method'? Why does he discuss only three methods? What are his arguments for hedonism and for utilitarianism? How can we make sense of the idea of moral intuition? What is the role of virtue in Sidgwick's ethics? Crisp addresses these and many other questions, offering a fresh view of Sidgwick's text which will assist any moral philosopher to gain more from it.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198716358
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 239 x 163 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Roger Crisp's penetrating and elegantly composed bookais in part designed to demonstrate which of Sidgwick's views qualify, in Crisp's estimation, as true and important. * Anthony Skelton, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Online *
The career of Oxford philosopher Roger Crisp has produced a wonderfully rich yield of elegant, lucid philosophizing that combines in a rare mix historical erudition and brilliant, creative, and highly interdisciplinary ethical argument ... The subtlety and boldness of Crisp's defense of Sidgwick's better hedonistic angels is matched only by his similar sympathetic re-envisionings of Sidgwick's use of the term 'reasons,' dualism of practical reason, and potential for a makeover allowing for the insights of Ross on prima facie duties. Sidgwick could not have asked for a better tribute. * Bart Schultz, Journal of the History of Philosophy *

You may also be interested in...

National Populism
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
I Am Dynamite!
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
How to Own the Room
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Wabi Sabi
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
The Little Book of Ikigai
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Renaissance Nation
Added to basket
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.