Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

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by John Stuart Mill
     
 

ISBN-10: 1452808236

ISBN-13: 9781452808239

Pub. Date: 04/30/2010

Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing

John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism is one of the most important, controversial, and suggestive works of moral philosophy ever written. Mill defends the view that all human action should produce the greatest happiness overall, and that happiness itself is to be understood as consisting in 'higher' and 'lower' pleasures. This volume uses the 1871 edition of the text, the…  See more details below

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John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism is one of the most important, controversial, and suggestive works of moral philosophy ever written. Mill defends the view that all human action should produce the greatest happiness overall, and that happiness itself is to be understood as consisting in 'higher' and 'lower' pleasures. This volume uses the 1871 edition of the text, the last to be published in Mill's lifetime. The text is preceded by a comprehensive introduction assessing Mill's philosophy and the alternatives to utilitarianism, and discussing some of the specific issues Mill raises in Utilitarianism. This volume also includes an analysis of the text, substantial endnotes, suggestions for further reading, and a full bibliography.

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ISBN-13:
9781452808239
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(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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Utilitarianism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
John-Michael-Rea More than 1 year ago
Quite simply put, Utilitarianism looks at ethics from an objective, rational standpoint. It ounlines the goal of morality, then shows how its principle best achieves that goal. Brilliant.