Utilitarianism / Edition 2

Utilitarianism / Edition 2

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by John Stuart Mill
     
 

A major contribution in the history of ethics, Mill's brief treatise on utilitarianism lays the theoretical foundation for this branch of philosophy and outlines its relationship to other ethical systems, the arguments in its favor, and its implications for concerns about justice. The appendix contains the text of Mill's 1868 speech on capital punishment. A… See more details below

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A major contribution in the history of ethics, Mill's brief treatise on utilitarianism lays the theoretical foundation for this branch of philosophy and outlines its relationship to other ethical systems, the arguments in its favor, and its implications for concerns about justice. The appendix contains the text of Mill's 1868 speech on capital punishment. A introductory chapter describes Mill's place in the history of philosophy and his contribution to the study of ethics. Cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872206052
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
Classics Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
150,763
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.07(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Selected Bibliography
Ch. IGeneral Remarks1
Ch. IIWhat Utilitarianism Is6
Ch. IIIOf the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility27
Ch. IVOf What Sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible35
Ch. VOn the Connection between Justice and Utility42
AppApril 1868 Speech on Capital Punishment65

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