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Late Modern British Ethics

  1. Bart Schultz

Published Online: 1 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee583

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

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Schultz, B. 2013. Late Modern British Ethics. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .

Publication History

  1. 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).


  • metaethics;
  • normative ethics