Ethical Studies

  • Title: Ethical Studies
  • Author: F.H. Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780198810391
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ethical Studies First published in this forceful and vigorous classic of English moral philosophy written in opposition to Utilitarianism by one of England s most eminent philosophers is now available for the
    First published in 1876, this forceful and vigorous classic of English moral philosophy, written in opposition to Utilitarianism by one of England s most eminent philosophers, is now available for the first time since 1977.

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    About F.H. Bradley


    1. Francis Herbert Bradley OM 30 January 1846 18 September 1924 was a British idealist philosopher His most important work was Appearance and Reality 1893.


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    1. Bradley sets up his ethical system by countering hedonism (pleasure) and Kant (abstract duty). Hedonism proper, self-pleasure, and hedonism as utilitarianism (greatest pleasure for all) cannot constitute the ethical good, he argues. Pleasure is an infinite series of perishable states. Pleasure states are not enduring; ends are illusory. Pleasure is not and cannot be an end-in-itself, though it is a particular good and inseparable from life. Kant fares no better. Here Bradley describes Kant’s c [...]

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    2. Hegelian response to Sidgwick and Mill's utilitarianism. Argues that happiness comes from absence of contradiction between one's ideals and social practices. Occasionally powerful and lucid, but prose too frequently rivals Hegel's turgid style.

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    3. Essential reading for anyone who thinks they think seriously about ethics. The chapter on Pleasure is justifiably famous. The chapter on My Station and Its Duties is too, but requires the supplementation of the later chapters to be rightly understood.

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