Henry Sidgwick era un Filosofo utilitarista inglese dell'Ottocento, un grande riformatore in seno all'università di Cambridge dove fece i suoi studi ed insegnò durante tutta la sua carriera. Fu uno dei primi ad interessarsi alla psicologia particolarmente con la creazione del Society for Psychical Research che riuniva degli intellettuali che cominciavano a studiare i fenomeni del comportamento psicologico dell'uomo.
Sidgwick and Contemporary Utilitarianism
This is one of the rare academic studies on what John Rawls, Peter Singer and Derek Parfit acknowledge as the finest book in ethics – The Methods of Ethics written by Henry Sidgwick. With a rather shocking conclusion that 'none of us can match Sidgwick', Mariko Nakano-Okuno elaborately and lucidly analyzes Henry Sidgwick's impacts on contemporary ethics, including critical reassessment of the utilitarian philosophy of R. M. Hare, J. C. Harsanyi and R.B. Brandt.
Sidgwick and Contemporary Utilitarianism will be a must-read book for all professional philosophers as well as students concerned with Sidgwick's moral philosophy, utilitarian ethics, and the theoretical foundations of ethics in general. Its language is plain and reader-friendly, which enables philosophy beginners to understand the fundamental questions of ethics more easily and clearly than ever.
Central European University, Budapest
Moral Intuitionism, Epistemological
and Ethical Aspects
22 July-31 July
Deadline to register 15 February 2013
There will be courses about Ross, Sidgwick and Pritchard
CEU's summer school (http://www.summer.ceu.hu/intuitionism-2013) invites applications from PhD students, post-doc fellows, researchers, and junior faculty with research interests in a deeper understanding of intuitions, especially in the fields of history of philosophy, epistemology, ethics, and meta-ethics. Applications are encouraged from all over the world. The application deadline is February 15, 2013. Financial aid is available.
The course will run from July 22-31, 2013 at CEU’s downtown campus in Budapest, Hungary, and will focus on the epistemology of moral intuitions and their role in ethical inquiry. The list of instructors includes leading international scholars in the field: Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame, via Skype), Brad Hooker (University of Reading), Nenad Miscevic, (CEU), Sabine Roeser (TUDelft), Russ Shafer-Landau (University of Wisconsin), Rob Shaver(University of Manitoba), and Philip Stratton-Lake (University of Reading).
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