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Ideas of Henry Sidgwick, by Text

[British, 1828 - 1900, Professor at Cambridge University.]

1874 The Methods of Ethics (7th edn)
p.29 Sidwick argues for utilitarian institutions, rather than actions [Tuckness/Wolf]
p.39 Self-interest is not rational, if the self is just a succession of memories and behaviour [Gray]
III.XIII.3 p.382 It is self-evident (from the point of view of the Universe) that no individual has more importance than another
p.511 p.153 If we say that freedom depends on rationality, the irrational actions are not free