By J. B. Schneewind
Henry Sidgwick's The tools of Ethics gave the issues of ethics the shape within which they've got ruled British and American philosophy ever considering the fact that. during this historic learn of Sidgwick's philosophy, J.B. Schneewind demonstrates how Sidgwick's paintings constructed rationally out of the paintings of his predecessors and examines the reasoning underlying Sidgwick's arguments and conclusions. starting with an outline of Sidgwick's highbrow improvement, relocating directly to a philosophical remark at the tools, and concluding with an research of Sidgwick's reaction to evolutionism, idealism, and the writing of his background of Ethics, Schneewind bargains a valid historic take hold of of the issues Sidgwick used to be attempting to clear up in addition to a transparent realizing of the strategies he provided.