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An introduction to Mill's utilitarian ethics

Author: Henry R West
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mill was the leading British philosopher of the nineteenth century and his famous essay Utilitarianism is the most influential statement of the philosophy of utilitarianism. Henry West has written  Read more...

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Named Person: John Stuart Mill; John Stuart Mill
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry R West
ISBN: 0521828325 0521535417 9780521535410 9780521828321
OCLC Number: 318428475
Description: xi, 216 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Henry R. West.
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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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