The Classical Utilitarians: Bentham and Mill / Edition 1

The Classical Utilitarians: Bentham and Mill / Edition 1

by Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872206491

ISBN-13: 9780872206496

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill¹s most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty, and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his ³Remarks on Bentham¹s Philosophy.² The selection from Mill¹s ³A System of Logic² is of special relevance to the debate between those who read Mill as an Act-Utilitarian and…  See more details below

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This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill¹s most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty, and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his ³Remarks on Bentham¹s Philosophy.² The selection from Mill¹s ³A System of Logic² is of special relevance to the debate between those who read Mill as an Act-Utilitarian and those who interpret him as a Rule-Utilitarian.

Also included are selections from the writings of Jeremy Bentham, founder of modern Utilitarianism and mentor (together with James Mill) of John Stuart Mill. Bentham¹s Principles of Morals and Legislation had important effects on political and legal reform in his own time and continues to provide insights for political theorists and philosophers of law. Seven chapters of Bentham¹s Principles are here in their entirety, together with a number of shorter selections, including one in which Bentham repudiates the slogan often used to characterize his philosophy: ³The Greatest Happiness of the Greatest Number.²

John Troyer¹s Introduction presents the central themes and arguments of Bentham and Mill and assesses their relevance to current discussions of Utilitarianism. The volume also provides indexes, a glossary, and notes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872206496
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281
Sales rank:
160,018
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on the Texts
Selections from Bentham's Principles of Morals and Legislation1
Index for Principles of Morals and Legislation90
Bentham on "The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number"92
Bentham on "Push-pin versus Poetry"94
Mill's Utilitarianism95
Index for Utilitarianism148
Mill's On Liberty150
Index for On Liberty245
Chapter XII of Book VI of Mill's A System of Logic248
Mill's "Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy"256
Mill, excerpt from a letter to Henry Jones270
Notes and Glossary271
Bibliography279

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