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The point of view of the universe : Sidgwick and contemporary ethics

Author: Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek; Peter Singer; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does the idea of taking 'the point of view of the universe' tell us about ethics? Lazari-Radek and Singer defend objectivism in ethics, and hedonistic utilitarianism, following Henry Sidgwick's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Monografia
Named Person: Henry Sidgwick; Henry Sidgwick; Henry Sidgwick
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek; Peter Singer; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199603695 0199603693 9780198776727 0198776721
OCLC Number: 958205219
Description: XVI, [2], 403 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceA Biographical Prologue1: Introduction2: Reason and Action3: Intuition and the Morality of Common Sense4: Justification in Ethics5: The Axioms of Ethics6: The Profoundest Problem of Ethics7: The Origins of Ethics and the Unity of Practical Reason8: Ultimate Good, Part I: Perfectionism and Desire Based Theory9: Ultimate Good, Part II: Hedonism10: Rules11: Demandingness12: DistributionConclusion
Responsibility: Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer.

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