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Utilitarianism

Author: Geoffrey Scarre
Publisher: London ; New York : Routlege, 1996.
Series: Problems of philosophy (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveying the historical development and present condition of utilitarian ethics, Geoffrey Scarre concludes that whilst utilitarianism may not be a faultless moral doctrine, its positions are  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Scarre
ISBN: 0415095271 9780415095273 0415095271 9780415095273 0415121973 9780415121972
OCLC Number: 33166349
Description: viii, 225 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction: The Character of the Theory --
II. Four Ancient Moralists --
III. Utilitarianism and Enlightenment --
IV. John Stuart Mill --
V. Some Later Developments --
VI. Happiness and Other Ends --
VII. Maximisation, Fairness and Respect for Persons --
VIII. Utilitarianism and Personality.
Series Title: Problems of philosophy (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Geoffrey Scarre.
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