Late Modern British Ethics
Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
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The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
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Schultz, B. 2013. Late Modern British Ethics. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
Covering the period from the end of the Scottish Enlightenment to the early twentieth century, late modern British ethics was a cosmopolitan affair, a virtual European Union of the marketplace of ideas. But it was also largely a debate over utilitarianism, the view that the ultimate normative standard is the greatest happiness (see Utilitarianism).
- normative ethics