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Sidgwick, Henry (1838–1900)

  • Barton Schultz
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Henry Sidgwick is usually regarded as the third greatest classical utilitarian, after Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, and his masterpiece The Methods of Ethics (1874) is a classic of philosophical ethics. But Sidgwick was a many-sided late Victorian intellectual who should also be counted, with Alfred Marshall, as one of the leading figures in the Cambridge School of economics.


Altruism British association Cambridge school Deductive method Economic biology Economic man Edgeworth, F. Egoism Ethical socialism Ethics and economics Federalism Hayek, F. von Hedonism Imperialism Individualism Inductive method Interpersonal utility comparisons Marginal revolution Market socialism Marshall, A. Mill, J. S. Palgrave, R. Palgrave’s Dictionary of Political Economy Pigou, A. Public goods Sidgwick, E. (née Balfour) Sidgwick, H. Socialism Utilitarianism Welfare economics 

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