Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

  • Publisher : Coventry House Publishing
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
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  • Release : 2017-01-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Author : J. J. C. Smart
  • ISBN-10 : 052109822X
  • Release : 1973
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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 rightness and wrongness of actions is determined solely by their consequences, and in particular their consequences for the sum total of human happiness. In Part II Bernard Williams offers a sustained and vigorous critique of utilitarian assumptions, arguments and ideals. He finds inadequate the theory of action implied by utilitarianism, and he argues that utilitarianism fails to engage at a serious level with the real problems of moral and political philosophy, and fails to make sense of notions such as integrity, or even human happiness itself. This book should be of interest to welfare economists, political scientists and decision-theorists.

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Author : David Braybrooke
  • ISBN-10 : 0802087329
  • Release : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Substituting comparative censuses for the hedonistic calculus that figures in standard utilitarianism, Braybrooke excludes gratuitous sacrifices also of happiness short of life-sacrifices.

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
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  • Release : 2011-10-15
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
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Utilitarianism  Second Edition

Utilitarianism Second Edition

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • ISBN-10 : 1603843973
  • Release : 2002-03-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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 principle of utility to questions of large-scale social policy.

Utilitarianism  a Very Short Introduction

Utilitarianism a Very Short Introduction

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Author : Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek
  • ISBN-10 : 9780198728795
  • Release : 2017-07-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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 question of whether torture can ever be justified. They also discuss what it is that utilitarians should seek to maximize, paying special attention to the classical utilitarian view that only pleasure or happiness is of intrinsic value. Singer and de Lazari-Radek conclude by analysing the continuing importance of utilitarianism in the world, indicating how it is a force for new thinking on contemporary moral challenges like global poverty, the treatment of animals, climate change, reducing the risk of human extinction, end-of-life decisions for terminally-ill patients, and the shift towards assessing the success of government policies in terms of their impact on happiness.

Utilitarianism   Ed  Heydt

Utilitarianism Ed Heydt

  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • ISBN-10 : 9781770482593
  • Release : 2010-08-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
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John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism is a philosophical defense of utilitarianism, a moral theory stating that right actions are those that tend to promote overall happiness. The essay first appeared as a series of articles published in Fraser’s Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. Mill discusses utilitarianism in some of his other works, including On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, but Utilitarianism contains his only sustained defence of the theory. In this Broadview Edition, Colin Heydt provides a substantial introduction that will enable readers to understand better the polemical context for Utilitarianism. Heydt shows, for example, how Mill’s moral philosophy grew out of political engagement, rather than exclusively out of a speculative interest in determining the nature of morality. Appendices include precedents to Mill’s work, reactions to Utilitarianism, and related writings by Mill.