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    On the ethics of Naturalism: Sorley and Sidgwick on ethics and evolution

    Lillehammer, Hallvard (2021) On the ethics of Naturalism: Sorley and Sidgwick on ethics and evolution. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (6), pp. 1144-1165. ISSN 0960-8788.

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    Abstract

    This paper addresses the question of the ethical significance of the theory of evolution in W. R. Sorley’s The Ethics of Naturalism (1st Edition 1885; 2nd Edition 1904). Sorley’s treatment is compared with that of his more influential contemporary, Henry Sidgwick, as well as with other works of the same period. The relevance of Sorley’s treatment for discussions of this topic in contemporary philosophy is explained. In addition, Sorley’s work is located within the historical and institutional context of its period.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Hallvard Lillehammer
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 09:53
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:10
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/44434

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