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An Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics.

Author: Henry West
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press Dec. 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Stuart Mill was the leading British philosopher of the nineteenth century and his famous essay Utilitarianism is the most influential statement of this philosophical approach. Henry West's introduction to utilitarianism serves as both a commentary to, and interpretation of, the text.
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West, Henry.
Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics.
New York : Cambridge University Press Dec. 2003
(DLC) 2003051540
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry West
ISBN: 9780521828321 0521828325 0511186568 9780511186561
OCLC Number: 697699839
Target Audience: College Audience
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: COVER; HALF-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; METHOD OF CITATION; INTRODUCTION; 1 MILL'S LIFE AND PHILOSOPHICAL BACKGROUND; 2 MILL'S CRITICISM OF ALTERNATIVE THEORIES; 3 QUALITIES OF PLEASURE; 4 WAS MILL AN ACT- OR RULE-UTILITARIAN?; 5 SANCTIONS AND MORAL MOTIVATION; 6 MILL'S "PROOF" OF THE PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY; 7 UTILITY AND JUSTICE; APPENDIX AN OVERALL VIEW OF MILL'S UTILITARIANISM; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.

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'... offers a sophisticated exposition, interpretation and defense of Mill's moral theory that will be understandable to any literate reader. It is readable and fair, judicious and original.' David Read more...

 
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