Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Written By Jeremy Bentham
Utilitarianism and Other Essays
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 05 February 2004
  • ISBN : 0141908211
  • Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book entitled Utilitarianism and Other Essays by author: Jeremy Bentham which was release on 05 February 2004 and published by Penguin UK with total page 352 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the movement's founder, as much a social reformer as a philosopher. His greatest interpreter, John Stuart Mill (1806-73), set out to humanize Bentham's pragmatic Utilitarianism by balancing the claims of reason and the imagination, individuality and social well-being in essays such as 'Bentham', 'Coleridge' and, above all, Utilitarianism. The works by Bentham and Mill collected in this volume show the creation and development of a system of ethics that has had an enduring influence on moral philosophy and legislative policy.

Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Utilitarianism and Other Essays
  • Author : Jeremy Bentham,John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-02-05
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the movement's founder, ...

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 1879
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : Utilitarianism, by John Stuart Mill, is an essay written to provide support for the value of utilitarianism as a moral theory, and to respond to misconceptions about it. Mill defines utilitarianism as a theory based on the principle that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, ...

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism
  • Author : Ben Eggleston,Dale E. Miller
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-30
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : Utilitarianism, the approach to ethics based on the maximization of overall well-being, continues to have great traction in moral philosophy and political thought. This Companion offers a systematic exploration of its history, themes, and applications. First, it traces the origins and development of utilitarianism via the work of Jeremy Bentham, ...

Utilitarianism a Very Short Introduction

Utilitarianism  a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek,Peter Singer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-27
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : In this Very Short Introduction Peter Singer and Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek provide an authoritative account of the nature of utilitarianism, from its nineteenth-century origins, to its justification and its varieties. Considering how utilitarians can respond to objections that are often regarded as devastating, they explore the utilitarian answer to the ...

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
  • Author : J. J. C. Smart,Bernard Williams
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Total pages : 155
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism; he tries to formulate a consistent and persuasive elaboration of the doctrine that the ...

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Total pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : This edition of Utilitarianism supplements the text of Mill's classic essay with 58 related remarks carefully selected from Mill's other writings, ranging from his treatise on logic to his personal correspondence. In these remarks, Mill comments on specific passages of Utilitarianism, elaborates on topics he handles briefly in Utilitarianism, and discusses ...

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2007-02-02
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : How do we decide what is "good" and what is "bad"? According to the ethical theory of Utilitarianism, to do good is to "always perform that act, of those available, that will bring the most happiness or the least unhappiness." By far the most widely read introduction to this theory, ...

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 71
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill's "Utilitarianism" includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the ...

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Mill on Utilitarianism

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Mill on Utilitarianism
  • Author : Roger Crisp,Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy Roger Crisp
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : Mill was one of the most important British philosophers of the 19th century. This guidebook is ideal for advanced students new to Mill, and even philosophy....

On Liberty and Utilitarianism

On Liberty and Utilitarianism
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Total pages : 211
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : Presents two essays on democratic morality discussing the true balance between the rights of the individual and the power of the state....

On Liberty Utilitarianism and Other Essays

On Liberty  Utilitarianism  and Other Essays
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 547
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991....

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism
  • Author : James E. Crimmins
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Total pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : The idea of utility as a value, goal or principle in political, moral and economic life has a long and rich history. Now available in paperback, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism captures the complex history and the multi-faceted character of utilitarianism, making it the first work of its kind to ...

Utilitarianism Second Edition

Utilitarianism  Second Edition
  • Author : John Stuart Mill,George Sher
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-03-08
  • Total pages : 88
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of ...

Utilitarianism A Guide for the Perplexed

Utilitarianism  A Guide for the Perplexed
  • Author : Krister Bykvist
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-12-17
  • Total pages : 186
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : Utilitarianism is the ethical theory advanced by Jeremy Bentham, J.S. Mill, and Henry Sidgwick and has contributed significantly to contemporary moral and political philosophy. Yet it is not without controversy and is a subject that students can often find particularly perplexing. Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a ...

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-06-15
  • Total pages : 88
  • ISBN : 0141908211
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Summary : This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the ...