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Mill's Utilitarianism : critical essays

Author: David Lyons
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1997.
Series: Critical essays on the classics.
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John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism continues to serve as a rich source of moral and theoretical insight. This collection of recent articles by top scholars offers fresh interpretations of Mill's ideas about happiness, moral obligation, justice, and rights. Applying contemporary philosophical insights, they challenge the conventional readings of Mill and, in the process, contribute to a deeper understanding of  Read more...
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Mill's Utilitarianism.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1997
(OCoLC)606945344
Named Person: John Stuart Mill; John Stuart Mill; John Stuart Mill
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lyons
ISBN: 084768783X 9780847687831 0847687848 9780847687848
OCLC Number: 37397916
Description: xiv, 193 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The interpretation of the moral philosophy of J.S. Mill / J.O. Urmson --
What is Mill's principle of utility? ; Mill's act-utilitarianism / D.G. Brown --
Human rights and the general welfare / David Lyons --
John Stuart Mill on justice and fairness / F.R. Berger --
What's the use of going to school? / Amy Gutmann --
Mill's "proof" of the principle of utility / Henry R. West --
How thinking about character and utilitarianism might lead to rethinking the character of utilitarianism / Peter Railton --
John Stuart Mill and experiments in living / Elizabeth S. Anderson --
Mill's deliberative utilitarianism / David O. Brink.
Series Title: Critical essays on the classics.
Responsibility: edited by David Lyons.

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John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism continues to serve as a rich source of moral and theoretical insight. This collection of recent articles by top scholars offers fresh interpretations of Mill's ideas about happiness, moral obligation, justice, and rights. Applying contemporary philosophical insights, they challenge the conventional readings of Mill and, in the process, contribute to a deeper understanding of utilitarian theory as well as the complexity of moral life.

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