• Henry Sidgwick


§ 1. We have seen that in delineating the outline of duty, as intuitively recognised, we have to attempt to give to common terms a definite and precise meaning. This process of definition always requires some reflection and care, and is sometimes one of considerable difficulty. But there is no case where the difficulty is greater, or the result more disputed, than when we try to define Justice.


Common Sense Moral Consciousness Material Thing Common Notion Private Conduct 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Sidgwick
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  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

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