Utilitarianism / Edition 1

Utilitarianism / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
019875163X
ISBN-13:
9780198751632
Pub. Date:
05/28/1998
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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Overview

Utilitarianism / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198751632
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Series: Oxford Philosophical Texts Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,158,406
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory Material
How to Use this Book
A Note on References and Abbreviations
Editor's Introduction
1. What Questions is Mill Trying to Answer?
2. What are the Alternatives to Utilitarianism?
3. John Stuart Mill and Utilitarianism
4. Happiness
5. Forms of Utilitarianism
6. Levels of Moral Thinking
7. Moral Epistemology and the Proof of Utilitarianism
8. Moral Motivation
9. The Separateness of Persons: Integrity and Justice
Further Reading
The Text Printed in this Edition
Analysis of Utilitarianism
Part 2: The Text
Utilitarianism
1. General Remarks
2. What Utilitarianism Is
3. Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility
4. Of What Sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible
5. On the Connexion Between Justice and Utility
Part 3: Notes, Bibliography, and Index
Notes to Utilitarianism
Bibliography
Index

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