Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Genre : Utilitarianism
Editor :
Release : 1867
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:590680971
Hardcover : 120 Pages


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Utilitarianism by J. J. C. Smart

Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1973
ISBN-13 : 052109822X
Hardcover : 155 Pages


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Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism; he tries to formulate a consistent and persuasive elaboration of the doctrine that the rightness and wrongness of actions is determined solely by their consequences, and in particular their consequences for the sum total of human happiness. In Part II Bernard Williams offers a sustained and vigorous critique of utilitarian assumptions, arguments and ideals. He finds inadequate the theory of action implied by utilitarianism, and he argues that utilitarianism fails to engage at a serious level with the real problems of moral and political philosophy, and fails to make sense of notions such as integrity, or even human happiness itself. This book should be of interest to welfare economists, political scientists and decision-theorists.

Mill S Utilitarianism by David Lyons

Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 1997
ISBN-13 : 0847687848
Hardcover : 193 Pages


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John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism continues to serve as a rich source of moral and theoretical insight. This collection of articles by top scholars offers fresh interpretations of Mill's ideas about happiness, moral obligation, justice, and rights. Applying contemporary philosophical insights, the articles challenge the conventional readings of Mill, and, in the process, contribute to a deeper understanding of utilitarian theory as well as the complexity of moral life. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Utilitarianism And Empire by Bart Schultz

Genre : History
Editor : Lexington Books
Release : 2005
ISBN-13 : 073911087X
Hardcover : 263 Pages


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The classical utilitarian legacy of Jeremy Bentham, J. S. Mill, James Mill, and Henry Sidgwick has often been charged with both theoretical and practical complicity in the growth of British imperialism and the emerging racialist discourse of the nineteenth century. But there has been little scholarly work devoted to bringing together the conflicting interpretive perspectives on this legacy and its complex evolution with respect to orientalism and imperialism. This volume, with contributions by leading scholars in the field, represents the first attempt to survey the full range of current scholarly controversy on how the classical utilitarians conceived of 'race' and the part it played in their ethical and political programs, particularly with respect to such issues as slavery and the governance of India. The book both advances our understanding of the history of utilitarianism and imperialism and promotes the scholarly debate, clarifying the major points at issue between those sympathetic to the utilitarian legacy and those critical of it.

Utilitarianism And Beyond by Amartya Sen

Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1982-06-10
ISBN-13 : 0521287715
Hardcover : 290 Pages


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Utilitarianism considered both as a theory of personal morality and a theory of public choice.

Liberal Utilitarianism by Jonathan Riley

Genre : Business & Economics
Editor : CUP Archive
Release : 1988-04-07
ISBN-13 : 0521306922
Hardcover : 398 Pages


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This is a book about liberal democratic values and their implications for the design of political institutions. Its distinctive feature is the use of some simple mathematical techniques (known as social choice theory) to clarify and defend a rather complex utilitarian conception of the liberal democratic 'way of life' based on John Stuart Mill's work. More specifically, the text focuses on three well-known 'social choice paradoxes' which are commonly held to destroy any possibility of an ideal harmony among liberal democratic values; and draws upon suggestions implicit in Mill's writings to develop an ethically appealing liberal democratic social choice framework in which the aforementioned paradoxes no longer cause concern. The revised framework is a rather complex version of utilitarianism and should be of special interest to welfare economists, social choice theorists, democratic political theorists and philosophers concerned with utilitarian ethics.

Utilitarianism by David Braybrooke

Genre : Philosophy
Editor : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN-13 : 0802087329
Hardcover : 212 Pages


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Substituting comparative censuses for the hedonistic calculus that figures in standard utilitarianism, Braybrooke excludes gratuitous sacrifices also of happiness short of life-sacrifices.

Morality Utilitarianism And Rights by Richard B. Brandt

Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1992-06-26
ISBN-13 : 0521415071
Hardcover : 393 Pages


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Written by one of the most eminent and influential of contemporary moral philosophers, the essays reprinted in this collection span a period of almost 30 years and include many classic pieces in metaethical and normative ethical theory.

Genre : Utilitarianism
Editor : Oxford : Clarendon Press
Release : 1965
ISBN-13 : 9780198241973
Hardcover : 225 Pages


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Utilitarianism Second Edition by John Stuart Mill

Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2002-03-08
ISBN-13 : 1603843973
Hardcover : 88 Pages


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This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility to questions of large-scale social policy.