Item 93 - Letter from Leslie Stephen to Henry Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/95/93

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Letter from Leslie Stephen to Henry Sidgwick

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  • 3 Mar 1875 (Creation)

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Complains about the alterations made to his article, which appeared in that month's issue of Fraser['s Magazine for Town and Country]'. Explains the argument behind one passage that was omitted in the publication, in which his 'general drift was that if you make an action accidental you have no motive for gratitude.' In another omitted passage he had argued that it is right to do 'what will cause most happiness irrespectively of the subject of the happiness...' In yet another excluded passage he had argued that a belief in future rewards and punishments 'would not really reconcile selfishness and utilitarianism, but only (in short) sanction selfishness.' Announces that he will not see Sidgwick at the Ad Eundem as his mother has just died.

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