Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 3
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Snelling, P. C. 2014. What's Wrong with Tombstoning and What Does This Tell Us About Responsibility for Health?. Public Health Ethics, Vol. 7, Issue. 2, p. 144.


    Feltz, Adam and Cokely, Edward T. 2013. Virtue or consequences: The folk against pure evaluational internalism. Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 26, Issue. 5, p. 702.


    Heinze, Eric A. 2005. Commonsense Morality and the Consequentialist Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention. Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 4, Issue. 3, p. 168.


    ×

Sidgwick and Common–Sense Morality

  • Brad Hooker (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0953820800002934
  • Published online: 01 January 2009
Abstract

This paper begins by celebrating Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics. It then discusses Sidgwick's moral epistemology and in particular the coherentist element introduced by his argument from common-sense morality to utilitarianism. The paper moves on to a discussion of how common-sense morality seems more appealing if its principles are formulated as picking out pro tanto considerations rather than all-things-considered demands. Thefinal section of the paper considers the question of which version of utilitarianism follows from Sidgwick's arguments.

Copyright
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

Compare Alan Donagan , ‘Sidgwick and Whewellian Intuitionism:Some Enigmas’, Essays on Henry Sidgwick, ed. B. Schultz , New York, 1992

Marcus Singer , ‘Generalization in Ethics’, Mind, lxiv (1955)

David Lyons , Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism, Oxford, 1965

Donald Regan , Utilitarianism and Co-operation, Oxford, 1980

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Utilitas
  • ISSN: 0953-8208
  • EISSN: 1741-6183
  • URL: /core/journals/utilitas
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×