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The Utilitarian Response: Essays on the Contemporary Viability of Utilitarian Political Philosophy
     

The Utilitarian Response: Essays on the Contemporary Viability of Utilitarian Political Philosophy

by Lincoln Allison (Editor)
 

This book explores the capacity of utilitarianism to respond to the challenge of theories such as those of Rawls, Nozick and Dworkin, which focus primarily on the individual.

Its central questions concern the intellectual coherence and moral acceptability of utilitarian answers to important problems, including health care, punishment and electoral arrangements.

Overview

This book explores the capacity of utilitarianism to respond to the challenge of theories such as those of Rawls, Nozick and Dworkin, which focus primarily on the individual.

Its central questions concern the intellectual coherence and moral acceptability of utilitarian answers to important problems, including health care, punishment and electoral arrangements. Its key themes are the relationship between private ethics and public policy, between utility and freedom, utility and democracy, and the role and limitations of states, both internally and internationally.

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'...The Utilitarian Response is unique in the breadth of problems and questions in utilitarian theory covered. It is more suggestive of strategies by which contemporary utilitarianism could be improved than a comprehensive reply to recent objections to utilitarianism. It should be of great interest to scholars in ethical theory and political philosophy. It would also serve well as a text for a graduate level seminar" - Utilitas

'...all the essays are theoretically informed, argumentative and exceptionally interesting; nearly all try to paint the merits (and demerits) of utilitarianism as a political philosophy in the light of attempted solutions to theoretical problems that are explored in some detail. The result is a searching, thoughtful volume' - Ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803982734
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/01/1990
Series:
SAGE Modern Politics Series , #24
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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