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Sacrifice regained : morality and self-interest in British moral philosophy from Hobbes to Bentham

Author: Roger Crisp
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Does being virtuous make you happy? In this book, Roger Crisp examines the answers to this ancient question provided by the so-called 'British Moralists', from Thomas Hobbes, around 1650, for the next two hundred years, until Jeremy Bentham. This involves elucidating their views on happiness (self-interest, or well-being) and on virtue (or morality), in order to bring out the relation of each to the other. Themes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Crisp
ISBN: 9780198840473 0198840470
OCLC Number: 1110447663
Description: x, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: Introduction: The Morality Question2: Hobbes: The Return of Gyges3: Cumberland: Divine Utilitarianism4: More: An Enthusiasm for Virtue5: Locke: The Sanctions of God6: Mandeville: Morality after the Fall7: Shaftesbury: Stoicism and the Art of Virtue8: Hutcheson: Impartial Pleasures9: Clarke: Virtue and the Life Hereafter10: Butler: The Supremacy of Conscience11: Reid: The Goodness of Virtue, and its Limits12: Hume: The Utility of Morality13: Smith: The Delusions of Self-love14: Price: Morality as God15: Gay, Tucker, Paley, and Bentham: Variations on the Theme of Happiness
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From Thomas Hobbes to Jeremy Bentham, 'British Moralists' have questioned whether being virtuous makes you happy. Roger Crisp elucidaties their views on happiness and virtue, self-interest and  Read more...

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