Mill's Utilitarianism: Critical Essays

Mill's Utilitarianism: Critical Essays

by David Lyons
     
 
John Stuart Mill's "Utilitarianism" continues to serve as a rich source of moral and theoretical insight. This collection of recent articles by top scholars offers fresh interpretations of Mill's ideas about happiness, moral obligation, justice, and rights. Applying contemporary philosophical insights, they challenge the conventional readings of Mill, and, in the

Overview

John Stuart Mill's "Utilitarianism" continues to serve as a rich source of moral and theoretical insight. This collection of recent articles by top scholars offers fresh interpretations of Mill's ideas about happiness, moral obligation, justice, and rights. Applying contemporary philosophical insights, they 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.

Author Biography: David Lyons is professor of law at Boston University and emeritus professor of philosophy and of law at Cornell University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847687831
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/04/1997
Series:
Critical Essays on the Classics Series
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

David Lyons is professor of law at Boston University and emeritus professor of philosophy and of law at Cornell University.

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