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by F.H. Bradley
Ethical Studies, now regarded as a classic, was first published in 1876 to an unenthusiastic reception. Unorthodox and highly polemical, the book was written as a counterblast to the utilitarianism which then dominated English moral philosophy. The book soon went out of print and remained so for many years, Bradley himself refusing to reprint it, believing that, as many of ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 360 pages
Published September 8th 1988 by Oxford University Press, USA
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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.