Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Utilitarianism and Other Essays
Author: Jeremy Bentham,John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-02-05
ISBN 10: 0141908211
ISBN 13: 9780141908212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism and Other Essays Book Review:

One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the movement's founder, as much a social reformer as a philosopher. His greatest interpreter, John Stuart Mill (1806-73), set out to humanize Bentham's pragmatic Utilitarianism by balancing the claims of reason and the imagination, individuality and social well-being in essays such as 'Bentham', 'Coleridge' and, above all, Utilitarianism. The works by Bentham and Mill collected in this volume show the creation and development of a system of ethics that has had an enduring influence on moral philosophy and legislative policy.

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1879
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HW20NV
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Book Review:

Utilitarianism, by John Stuart Mill, is an essay written to provide support for the value of utilitarianism as a moral theory, and to respond to misconceptions about it. Mill defines utilitarianism as a theory based on the principle that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness." Mill defines happiness as pleasure and the absence of pain. He argues that pleasure can differ in quality and quantity, and that pleasures that are rooted in one's higher faculties should be weighted more heavily than baser pleasures. Furthermore, Mill argues that people's achievement of goals and ends, such as virtuous living, should be counted as part of their happiness.

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HN6182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Coventry House Publishing
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 0486111814
ISBN 13: 9780486111810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Book Review:

A landmark of moral philosophy and an ideal introduction to ethics, this famous work balances the claims of individuals and society, declaring that actions should produce the greatest happiness overall.

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
Author: J. J. C. Smart,Bernard Williams
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 9780521098229
ISBN 13: 052109822X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Book Review:

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.

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 1624665470
ISBN 13: 9781624665479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Book Review:

This edition of Utilitarianism supplements the text of Mill's classic essay with 58 related remarks carefully selected from Mill's other writings, ranging from his treatise on logic to his personal correspondence. In these remarks, Mill comments on specific passages of Utilitarianism, elaborates on topics he handles briefly in Utilitarianism, and discusses additional aspects of his moral thought. Short introductory comments accompany the related remarks, and an editor's introduction provides an overview of Utilitarianism crafted specifically to enhance accessibility for first-time readers of the essay.

Utilitarianism a Very Short Introduction

Utilitarianism  a Very Short Introduction
Author: Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek,Peter Singer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN 10: 0198728794
ISBN 13: 9780198728795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism a Very Short Introduction Book Review:

In this Very Short Introduction Peter Singer and Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek provide an authoritative account of the nature of utilitarianism, from its nineteenth-century origins, to its justification and its varieties. Considering how utilitarians can respond to objections that are often regarded as devastating, they explore the utilitarian answer to the question of whether torture can ever be justified. They also discuss what it is that utilitarians should seek to maximize, paying special attention to the classical utilitarian view that only pleasure or happiness is of intrinsic value. Singer and de Lazari-Radek conclude by analysing the continuing importance of utilitarianism in the world, indicating how it is a force for new thinking on contemporary moral challenges like global poverty, the treatment of animals, climate change, reducing the risk of human extinction, end-of-life decisions for terminally-ill patients, and the shift towards assessing the success of government policies in terms of their impact on happiness.

Utilitarianism Ed Bailey

Utilitarianism   Ed  Bailey
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-07-25
ISBN 10: 1554813158
ISBN 13: 9781554813155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Ed Bailey Book Review:

Utilitarianism is a classic work of ethical theory, arguably the most persuasive and comprehensible presentation of this widely influential position. While he didn’t invent utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill offered its clearest expression and strongest defense, and he expanded the theory to account for the variety in quality that we find among pleasures and pains. The complete text of the 1871 edition is included, along with selections from Jeremy Bentham’s An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. Andrew Bailey’s detailed introduction examines the context of Mill’s writing and offers guidelines on how to read the text accurately and critically. The complete text of the 1871 edition of Utilitarianism is presented here, with footnote annotations added to clarify unfamiliar references and terminology for the student reader. A detailed introduction by the editor is divided into brief digestible parts discussing the context of the text and offering guidelines on how to read it accurately and critically. This edition has its origin in the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought and adheres to the anthology’s format and high standard of accuracy and accessibility.

On Liberty And Utilitarianism

On Liberty   And  Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Bantam Classics
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 0553214144
ISBN 13: 9780553214147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Liberty And Utilitarianism Book Review:

Presents two essays on democratic morality discussing the true balance between the rights of the individual and the power of the state.

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780872206052
ISBN 13: 087220605X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Book Review:

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.

Utilitarianism and Empire

Utilitarianism and Empire
Author: Bart Schultz,Georgios Varouxakis
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780739110874
ISBN 13: 073911087X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism and Empire Book Review:

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.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Mill on Utilitarianism

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Mill on Utilitarianism
Author: Roger Crisp,Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy Roger Crisp
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780415109789
ISBN 13: 0415109787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Mill on Utilitarianism Book Review:

Mill was one of the most important British philosophers of the 19th century. This guidebook is ideal for advanced students new to Mill, and even philosophy.

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism
Author: Ben Eggleston,Dale E. Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN 10: 9781107656710
ISBN 13: 1107656710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism Book Review:

Utilitarianism, the approach to ethics based on the maximization of overall well-being, continues to have great traction in moral philosophy and political thought. This Companion offers a systematic exploration of its history, themes, and applications. First, it traces the origins and development of utilitarianism via the work of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick, and others. The volume then explores issues in the formulation of utilitarianism, including act versus rule utilitarianism, actual versus expected consequences, and objective versus subjective theories of well-being. Next, utilitarianism is positioned in relation to Kantianism and virtue ethics, and the possibility of conflict between utilitarianism and fairness is considered. Finally, the volume explores the modern relevance of utilitarianism by considering its practical implications for contemporary controversies such as military conflict and global warming. The volume will be an important resource for all those studying moral philosophy, political philosophy, political theory, and history of ideas.

Utilitarianism A Guide for the Perplexed

Utilitarianism  A Guide for the Perplexed
Author: Krister Bykvist
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2009-12-17
ISBN 10: 1441181024
ISBN 13: 9781441181022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism A Guide for the Perplexed Book Review:

Utilitarianism is the ethical theory advanced by Jeremy Bentham, J.S. Mill, and Henry Sidgwick and has contributed significantly to contemporary moral and political philosophy. Yet it is not without controversy and is a subject that students can often find particularly perplexing. Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a concise, yet fully comprehensive introduction to utilitarianism, its historical roots, key themes, and current debates. Krister Bykvist provides a survey of the modern debate about utilitarianism and goes on to evaluate utilitarianism in comparison with other theories, in particular virtue ethics and Kantianism. Bykvist offers a critical examination of utilitarianism, distinguishing problems that are unique to utilitarianism from those that are shared by other moral theories. Focusing on the problems unique to utilitarianism, the book provides a well-balanced assessment of where the theory goes astray and is in need of revision. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of utilitarianism, this book serves as an ideal companion to study of this influential and challenging of philosophical concepts.

Understanding Utilitarianism

Understanding Utilitarianism
Author: Tim Mulgan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN 10: 1317493400
ISBN 13: 9781317493402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Utilitarianism Book Review:

Utilitarianism - a philosophy based on the principle of the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people - has been hugely influential over the past two centuries. Beyond ethics or morality, utilitarian assumptions and arguments abound in modern economic and political life, especially in public policy. An understanding of utilitarianism is indeed essential to any understanding of contemporary society. "Understanding Utilitarianism" presents utilitarianism very much as a living tradition. The book begins with a summary of the classical utilitarianism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Subsequent chapters trace the development of the central themes of utilitarian thought over the twentieth century, covering such questions as: What is happiness? Is happiness the only valuable thing? Is utilitarianism about acts or rules or institutions? Is utilitarianism unjust, or implausibly demanding, or impractical? and Where might utilitarianism go in the future?

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism
Author: James E. Crimmins
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN 10: 1350021695
ISBN 13: 9781350021693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism Book Review:

The idea of utility as a value, goal or principle in political, moral and economic life has a long and rich history. Now available in paperback, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism captures the complex history and the multi-faceted character of utilitarianism, making it the first work of its kind to bring together all the various aspects of the tradition for comparative study. With more than 200 entries on the authors and texts recognised as having built the tradition of utilitarian thinking, it covers issues and critics that have arisen at every stage. There are entries on Plato, Epicurus, and Confucius and progenitors of the theory like John Gay and David Hume, together with political economists, legal scholars, historians and commentators. Cross-referenced throughout, each entry consists of an explanation of the topic, a bibliography of works and suggestions for further reading. Providing fresh juxtapositions of issues and arguments in utilitarian studies and written by a team of respected scholars, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism is an authoritative and valuable resource.

Utilitarianism Ed Heydt

Utilitarianism   Ed  Heydt
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2010-08-06
ISBN 10: 1770482598
ISBN 13: 9781770482593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Ed Heydt Book Review:

John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism is a philosophical defense of utilitarianism, a moral theory stating that right actions are those that tend to promote overall happiness. The essay first appeared as a series of articles published in Fraser’s Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. Mill discusses utilitarianism in some of his other works, including On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, but Utilitarianism contains his only sustained defence of the theory. In this Broadview Edition, Colin Heydt provides a substantial introduction that will enable readers to understand better the polemical context for Utilitarianism. Heydt shows, for example, how Mill’s moral philosophy grew out of political engagement, rather than exclusively out of a speculative interest in determining the nature of morality. Appendices include precedents to Mill’s work, reactions to Utilitarianism, and related writings by Mill.

Taking Utilitarianism Seriously

Taking Utilitarianism Seriously
Author: Christopher Woodard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-08-29
ISBN 10: 0198732627
ISBN 13: 9780198732624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Utilitarianism Seriously Book Review:

Utilitarianism is the idea that ethics is ultimately about what makes people's lives go better. While utilitarian ideas remain highly influential in politics and culture, they are subject to many well-developed philosophical criticisms, such as the claim that utilitarianism requires too muchof us and the view that it does not respect individuals' rights. The theory is widely thought by philosophers to be the least plausible form of consequentialism, hampered by its excessive simplicity. In Taking Utilitarianism Seriously, Christopher Woodard argues that it is not defeated by thestandard objections. He presents a new and rich version of utilitarianism that can answer all six commons objections plausibly and, in doing so, launches a state-of-the-art defence of the utilitarian tradition, which has greater resources than its critics have often assumed. Far from beingexcessively simple, utilitarianism is able to account for much of the complexity and nuance of everyday ethical thought. And rather than being quickly dismissed, utilitarian approaches to moral and political philosophy are due for renewed development and discussion.

On Liberty Utilitarianism and Other Essays

On Liberty  Utilitarianism  and Other Essays
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0199670803
ISBN 13: 9780199670802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Liberty Utilitarianism and Other Essays Book Review:

Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991.