Rossian pluralism, egoism, and pleasure
Crisp, Roger. (2016). Rossian pluralism, egoism, and pleasure. Etica & politica. 18(1), pp. 119 - 133.
In this paper I register disagreement with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer on three significant issues. First, Sidgwick does not give utilitarianism the advantage over Ros-sian pluralistic intuitionism. Both views are still very much in the running. Second, his du-alism survives their evolutionary argument. The egoist principle is no more or less vulner-able to debunking than the principle of impartial benevolence. Third, though his view on pleasure is not entirely clear, Sidgwick is best understood to be offering a traditional ‘feel-ing-tone’ account of pleasure, rather than a view which gives a significant role to the ‘ap-prehension’ of the subject.
|Keywords||Sidgwick; Henry; utilitarianism; intuitionism; dualism of practical reason; pleasure|
|Journal||Etica & politica|
|Journal citation||18 (1), pp. 119 - 133|
|Publisher||Universita degli Studi di Trieste|
|Web address (URL)||http://www2.units.it/etica/2016_1/CRISP.pdf|
|Open access||Open access|
|Page range||119 - 133|
|Research Group||Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry|
|Place of publication||Italy|
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