Sidgwick's Utility and Whitehead's Virtue: Metaphysics and Morality

Sidgwick's Utility and Whitehead's Virtue: Metaphysics and Morality

By: Kevin K. Durand (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


A.N. Whitehead and Henry Sidgwick are two of the most influential thinkers on matters of ethical theory and application in the 19th and 20th centuries. They are also two of the most overlooked. This book examines their contributions in the field of philosophy. Sidgwick and Whitehead both present fairly comprehensive examinations of ethical and quasi-ethical theories ranging from egoism to utilitarianism in many forms, to Kantian deontological views and theistic intuitionism of Samule Taylor Coleridge and the Cambridge Moralists.

About Author

Kevin K. J. Durand is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Henderson State University.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Theorists Chapter 4 Henry Sidgwick and the Methods of Ethics Chapter 5 John Stuart Mill and the Utilitarian Enterprise Chapter 6 The Dualism of Practical Reason Chapter 7 The Cambridge Moralists Chapter 8 Sidgwick and the Cambridge Moralists Chapter 9 Alfred North Whitehead's Theory of Virtue Chapter 10 The Cardinal Virtues Chapter 11 Potential Problems Chapter 12 Conclusion Chapter 13 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761823513
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 306
  • ID: 9780761823513
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0761823514

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly